Boxing Defense Against an Aggressive opponent

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Stuart_boxer, Oct 18, 2022.

  1. Stuart_boxer

    Stuart_boxer Member Full Member

    Jun 12, 2019

    What do you think of this defense?

    The guy pretty much says if you bouncing/using a pendulum step against an aggressive opponent you should move back and then to the side.

    He also says you should switch stance when moving back.

    If you circle too much or go back in a straight line you risk getting caught.

    I like the channel and the concept but I can't recall seeing anyone use this in a fight. I think I might have seen Roy Jones Jr use it at some point but I'm not sure about the stance switch.

    Seems like it might be done more in the amateur's where the pendulum step is more common.
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  2. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    the position of hands are OK if you want better vision, but the key is awareness. If you put the hands that way, the opponent could easily feint and hit the opening. He could feint in the middle and hit sides with crosses, or feint sides and hit straight, body and so on...

    It all depends on the opponent, you can try and see if it goes. Definitely, it is not always working / for any opponent.
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  3. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Philadelphia Full Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Looks like it will burn way too much gas if you try an do this for a prolonged amount of time. Not a fan for multiple reasons
  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    I feel like stance switching is the wrong move against an aggressive opponent because they aren't as concerned with what you're doing.

    They're just imposing what they want to do so you should meet it with what you do best instead of messing around.
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  5. Rollin

    Rollin Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    1) Ring geometry. Open stance or good bounce, as well as understanding your exit options through each angle when on the ropes.

    2) Controlling terms of engagement. Unless he is a juggernaut, varied draws, traps, and distance manipulations should still create openings for you — one which can discourage blind charges.

    3) Control game (probably pros only.) Watch Foreman or Holmes diffuse aggression. Hand traps, frames, stops, posture breaks.

    4) Firepower. Gotta let them know it hurts if they make a mistake. Punches in bunches.
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  6. Rollin

    Rollin Active Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2021
    Channel's great but as with most trainers — each one has his own truth.
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  7. littlebrain

    littlebrain Active Member Full Member

    Sep 14, 2022
    Skippy Burns v Indongo is a footwork masterclass but he forgot to throw any punches
  8. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    Stance switching can lead them into a shot.
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