Cross-Arm guard Thread: Resources, Techniques, Recommendations.

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Rollin, Sep 8, 2022.

  1. Rollin

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    Thread for thoughts, breakdowns, and training tips for all the guys trying to revive the legendary lock.
     
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    Lee Wylie, 4 years ago:
     
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  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    I don't see how the cross arm defense leaves you open to uppercuts. Left hooks yes but I never got caught with uppercuts
     
  6. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    George Foreman had good cross guard in 90s, Dwight Muhammad Qawi also, Joe Frazier, James Toney etc..

    Today it is rarely seen, probably only when fighter gasses.. I think it's a little bit lazy guard, used by heavy hitters who could absorb a lot of punishment without losing too much steam and get back with hard punches of their own.

    I like the part of crushing your opponents hands with elbows. I always thought that it protects you well against uppercuts but maybe I was wrong.. Tried it few times in sparring, never felt safe in that guard, but I believe that it works for specific fighters.
     
  7. Rollin

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    I don't see it either.
     
  8. sasto

    sasto Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like eccentric styles for any sport or game.

    It's like being a southpaw. You have tons of experience fighting against an orthodox stance or normal style but they don't have much experience fighting yours.

    Unfortunately, in boxing, the learning process for weird styles is very painful.
     
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