Boxing Stance: Wide vs Narrow? Squared vs Bladed?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Which is the best type of stance to have in boxing? A wide stance like Wilder`s gives you more power, a narrow stance like Fury`s gives a fighter better mobility but effects the ability to throw a power shot, which one is better and what is a bladed stance?

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  2. Pakkuman

    Pakkuman I'm not hot. I'm just BIG. banned Full Member

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    Legs spread wide open.
     
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  3. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Now that's what i call casual lol
     
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  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Quality appears to be a product of how well your stance, technique, and strategy match together with your physical and mental strengths.

    Wilder would get nowhere with a high guard and narrow stance trying to apply quick pressure, Tyson would get nowhere with Wilder's stance.
     
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  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wilder`s a casual.
     
  6. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    With all that twerking im not surprised
     
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  7. Rafaman

    Rafaman Active Member Full Member

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    Whatever works is the answer. You should stand according to what enables you to throw the hardest punches yet remaining relaxed. Height, center of gravity and boxing style will determine how a fighter stands. Boxing is full of guys who break the traditional mold and still reach the highest peaks of the sport.
    I know the internet is full of technique critiques and discussions of perfect form but in reality there is no simple one stance. You mention Wilder (you would never teach anyway to box that way but he punches super hard and understands exactly his range and what he is as a fighter). There are no points for being pretty, hurt the other guy and earn your respect in the ring, regardless of how you look and where you place your feet. As long as you are not continually off balance what does it matter. Look at Ricardo Mayorga, fights like an octopus with its head down, he was a world champion. Naseem Hamed is another, he would leap at opponents and swap from southpaw to orthodox stance mid combination with very wide feet. These are all boxing sins according to traditional coaching but the results speak for themselves. I once had a coach who told me "being special doesn't make you great, the greats make it look special".
     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Barrera took advantage of Naz`s lack of fundamentals, his style could only take him so far.
     
  9. James Ash

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    A wide stance doesnt give more power, smooth transition of bodyweight to the opposite foot gives power.
    I think Joe Louis' stance and style are exceptional
     
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  10. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Louis had great balance
     
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  11. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Hmmmm...... it also didn't really help that Naz was living like a party boy, had left Ingle and his hands were blown to bits
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Louis`s balance was far better than Naseem`s.
     
  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Where have I said it wasn't ?
     
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  14. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Still, it does make me wonder. If it takes a boxer of Barrera's quality to take advantage of those flaws (after Hamed had already won the title and flattened plenty of opponents) it does suggest that technical perfection might be overrated. At least for someone of Hamed's talents.

    There's also the question of whether Hamed could have gotten as far -- or beaten Barrera -- if Hamed had insisted on being orthodox. There's no way to say that fixing those technical flaws and making Hamed normal would have won him the fight.
     
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