71kg UK Novice Amateur - 5th Fight (W)

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by TobyHalder, May 29, 2014.


  1. MrSmall

    MrSmall Member Full Member

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    I really enjoyed that watch mate, well done. You were clearly the better, more disciplined boxer and deserved to win. In my uneducated thinking, you would have done well with some uppercuts or hooks in there as he was wide open and shorter than you. Also jabs/working the body as the taller man vs the shorter man is rarely the way to go. I can understand (and did it myself in sparring plenty) how you fall to pieces technically and get extra tired as the fight goes on, but if you stay upright and stick to all the skills you showed in the first round in the second and third this guy would not have been a challenge.

    You are a tall lad for the 70s!
     
  2. SweetScience

    SweetScience Accuracy is the key! Full Member

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    Good solid fundamentals, just a thought maybe you could've tucked your chin in a little more but its easier to say in hindsight.
     
  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If I were you, I would spend a lot of time working on the mechanics of each punch, how to throw each one effectively and properly. You want to be able to do two things with each punch you throw. First, it needs to be a sharp, effective punch because there isn't much point in hitting the other guy if your hands take the brunt of it. Second, each punch needs to leave you in position to throw the next one. Your mechanics are lacking.
    A lot of this is because your weight is too heavy on your left foot. You might think that this gives you a bit more on the jab, but it also leads you to a dead end where you can't get what you need with your punches. Like when you are slapping to his body, or not getting turned on your right hand.
    You move pretty good, but much better letting him come to you. This is because of what I just described about your weight distribution. There is something that you were doing that I liked a lot. You let him lead then you just touched the openings with your left hand. get your punches right and that 'touch' becomes something to be reckoned with.
     
  4. MrSmall

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    Great points there. All punches should set up another punch and also keep your defence and balance intact. The right hand off the back foot as they come to you is a great weapon as mentioned, James Toney and Bernard Hopkins do this well, it was one of the things I was taught early on for whatever reason and its a great tool.
     
  5. closedguard

    closedguard Active Member Full Member

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    a couple of things that I see mate.
    1. learn to fight off the back foot.
    youtube kenny weldon
    -throw the right hand to the body whilst kicking your right heel out this transfers weight to the lead foot making the punch 10x more powerful watch Lamon Brewster vs Sergei Lyakhovich. lyakhovich threw the right hand to the body winning the heavyweight crown. his trainer was kenny weldon.

    2. hit and pull back like mayweather this is done by leaning on the rear foot.
     
  6. TobyHalder

    TobyHalder New Member Full Member

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    Thanks for all of the responses guys, alot of constructive things to be heard unlike the usual trolling etc. I find on here.

    Yeah I definitely needed to work on tucking my chin more, have been working on it in the gym past few months, also as a few mentioned the weight on my lead left foot, yeah I get told off for that on pads, trying to keep my rear foot down when jabbing I often get pulled up on it, I understand the positives/negatives for keeping it down.
    Like ClosedGuard mentioned kicking the rear foot up with the straight right to the body, these are fundamentals which i'm sure we're all taught against as we're learning, but sometimes you have to break the rules a bit, there are advantages/disadvantages to all moves/styles and we all have to find what works for us I suppose.
    Yeah the past year or so I've really been working on my pull counter w/ a right hand or a jab when they lead while I keep a high guard, inspired by Mayweather obviously but many greats & well-schooled boxers use this move too to great advantage!
    Thanks guys :)
     


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