Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Jason Bush, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. Jason Bush

    Jason Bush New Member Full Member

    Aug 13, 2021
    New on here.
    After some advice.

    used to box when younger (up to age of 13)
    I’m 42 now and not boxed since.
    I’ve now signed up to a charity even where I will fight someone on my camp in just over 6 weeks.
    We have done 2 weeks training so far.
    The guy I’m fighting is lots younger than me, lots taller than me (I’m 5’6” he is around 6’).
    That’s not my issue, my issue is the way he stands.
    It’s almost side on, like he’s turned his back.
    I can see more of his back than his front.
    We sparred for the 1st time the other day, although I think I got the better of him, just finding it awkward to get through or throw a clear (legal jab)

    any advice welcome
  2. ecto55

    ecto55 דמוקרטיזציה של השממות האיסלאמיות כעת banned Full Member

    May 28, 2009
    Are you both righties (orthodox, left foot and left glove forward)?

    If your righties and he's bladed too much then that's his problem to just keep on the edge of his range stepping to the right and he'll generally either have to either step back (, he's out of range) or turn to 'find you'. As he turns and opens himself up you just jab and move right again.

    BTW, drilling hard right hands into his kidneys (sorry ref...that's actually his floating rib!) is a good un' too. He can't fight with his back to you and he'll look like a mug if he tries, and the referee wont allow it either. That's one easy way, there's a stack more but tell me stances first.
  3. James Ash

    James Ash New Member Full Member

    Jul 31, 2021
    Someone who is very side on is very easy to put off balance with a left hook, and great angle for the LH to the body to do real damage
  4. Jason Bush

    Jason Bush New Member Full Member

    Aug 13, 2021
    Hi. 1st if all thank you for responding.

    yes both orthodox (although I can switch as comfortable with both).

    he stands almost side on, so his body is behind his leading arm (left). so I find it difficult to land with my left.
    He’s considerably taller with longer reach too.