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Old 03-16-2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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whats your experiences of been outclassed by someone who was operating on a completely different level??? how do you deal with it?
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:35 PM   #2
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I remember back in the day... young, dumb and full of... dumb ideas! I was getting repeatedly beaten up by one of my sparring partners and there wasn't a thing I could do to stop him... within the rules anyway. A few low blows later and a strategically placed 'Scottish kiss' made him think twice about beating the crap out of me again... I guess that's not much help to you though!

My advice would be to study your foe, find his weaknesses and work hard to find ways to exploit them.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #3
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In sparring, not much you can do about it really. At the end of the day, some people are always just going to be better than you. Just concentrate on defence and try to pick your shots carefully. Stay out of range if you're being opened up very easily.

I said in sparring, because my advice if this was the case in a fight would be to outmuscle your opponent. Throw all your shots with venom and try to get inside and rough them up. Don't do this in your gym because you don't want to start a gym war etc.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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Get better, improve as much as you can. Just because they are quicker doesn't mean they can take your body shots. Just becasue they are stonger doesn't mean you can't be smarter. Just because they have infinate stamina doesn't mean you can't pick the more eyecatching shots. And so on....
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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In sparring? Keep trying and learn from what he's doing to you. In a fight you'd just take your beating like a man I guess.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:17 PM   #6
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My first open class fight was in a tournament and I drew a guy that had 40 fights. He beat me lilke 30-5 and then went on to win his three other fights the next three days and won the tournament. I had lost before but they were all really close.

I didn't get beaten up or hurt though, and I had taken worse beatings in sparring he just outclassed me so it didn't really bother me except that I trained really hard for the tournament and wish I had gotten an opponent with the same experience as me in the first round, but nothing I can do about that.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:19 PM   #7
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I had a fight like this. He kept throwing overhand rights and smashing me in the chin and I was feeling dizzy every time it happened. i knew he would throw that punch but couldn't get away from it. during the break after getting a standing 8 count i remember thinking "i'm losing, gonna need to stop this guy". Went out trying to brawl and ended up getting retired while out on my feet. was a painful night.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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whats your experiences of been outclassed by someone who was operating on a completely different level??? how do you deal with it?
Prepare yourself before you ever get in the ring with him again.
If you cant match him in skill, then show that you are in better condition and that he can not hurt you.
If you cant put the work in,
find another game to play --- maybe golf.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #9
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Work on defense when you're in with them. Also, when you're getting bashed around think of it as toughness training. I remember being on the ropes with my hands down getting pounded by a 220 guy, and I was thinking "Good, if this isn't knocking me over then nobody in my weight class will." I also remember having a headache the day after...

Also, instead of trying to beat them, focus on landing one or two good types of counters. You might work on coming over their jab with your right, or slipping their right and landing a left to the body. Or maybe you could work on a strategy. For example, you could try to pressure and crowd them. This is probably the best plan, because it takes a lot of sting off their punches. You'll get hit a lot, but it won't hurt as bad.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:03 PM   #10
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Work on defense when you're in with them. Also, when you're getting bashed around think of it as toughness training. I remember being on the ropes with my hands down getting pounded by a 220 guy, and I was thinking "Good, if this isn't knocking me over then nobody in my weight class will." I also remember having a headache the day after...

Also, instead of trying to beat them, focus on landing one or two good types of counters. You might work on coming over their jab with your right, or slipping their right and landing a left to the body. Or maybe you could work on a strategy. For example, you could try to pressure and crowd them. This is probably the best plan, because it takes a lot of sting off their punches. You'll get hit a lot, but it won't hurt as bad.
I had the same thoughts when I sparred someone who outweighed me by 60 pounds.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:24 AM   #11
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the only way to get smarter is by facing a smarter opponent
- chess fundamentals
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:47 PM   #12
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Depends on what he is whipping you with. Speed? Strength? Pressure? Stance? Fundamentals?

There are answers to each, but if he has you in two or more you just have to call it a day. Some guys you just can't whip.
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