Foot speed, is it technical skill or mostly natural?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by james5000, May 2, 2021.

  1. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    I’d say some are naturally more gifted then others with dexterous fleet feet;

    however, footwork is definitely something that can be worked on & improved.
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  2. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    waiting to see who would be first to mention the most important part of footwork. balance is everything, aside from balance. it determines how well you will be able to do everything else.
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  3. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    Not only. With proper position and approach for this I had better time for second run than with not proper approach there for first run. like if there 100m distance.

    To adjust position is very important in football, basketball, all combat arts and almost all non combat sports.
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  4. richdanahuff

    richdanahuff Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013

    Marciano had slow feet but could cut the ring down well....Dempsey and Tyson had fast feet and could cut the ring down also. Being light on your feet is both natural and taught
    Last edited: May 2, 2021
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  5. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Eubank jr having the fastest hands p4p today? Good joke.
  6. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Not a joke at all, guy can throw 85 punches in 10 seconds
  7. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Your hero is 31 years old and still fighting 10 rounders.
  8. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    Almost every fighter would benefit more from greater consistency and better timing/balance in their movement instead of more speed.

    Not too many KOs happen when someone is coming in and out at angles with head movement, it's when they're moving straight in/out or off balance that they lose.
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  9. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    People that are fast at sprinting have longer legs, longer heels and proper center of gravity, smaller calves, smaller torso, protruding buttocks. Movement in the ring is a combination of weight, height, skills and agility. You can be slow at sprinting but be better at moving around the ring than your superior at The 100m dash.
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