I am A heavyweight amateur Boxer that hits hard do you recommend I go for the slugger boxing style ?

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  1. MrFoFody

    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I recommend you study a career on the side incase boxing doesn't work out for you. Something like a pastry chef, a local high school teacher or even a plumber.
    A shot at the title may come when you least expect it.
     
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  2. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

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    Undersized means you need speed and plenty movement or you'll get battered.
     
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  3. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Shouldn't you be having these conversations with your trainer ?
     
  4. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Are you fast? Do you have a solid chin? Good stamina?
    You need to find out where you stand in all dpts, before you can figure out how to best utilize your best attributes, not just punching power.
     
  5. WillieWild

    WillieWild Member booted Full Member

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    no
     
  6. WillieWild

    WillieWild Member booted Full Member

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    My stamina is my weakness I was fighting the swarmer style but the punching output made me more tired so I start slowing it down and throwing fewer punches but harder punches and I lasted longer
     
  7. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Try not loading up on all your punches. Throw lots of punches with the aim of just touching him and getting comfortable with range, then lul him to sleep with the touches while you sneak in a bomb here and there, in between all the pitty pats. It helps you conserve energy while keeping your opponent guessing as to what you will be sending.
     
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  8. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Forget about number and what worked or didn't work for others. Every fighter has natural tendencies and a natural style, take your and sharpen and refine it the most you can. If you do that, I promise you will become the best fighter you could possibly be. And thats all that counts -- reaching your own potential.
     
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  9. latineg

    latineg user of dude wipes booted Full Member

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    What’s your jab like?

    What about your left hook? I’m assuming you are orthodox?
     
  10. MrFoFody

    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If Orthodox doesn't suit you, maybe a switch to Pentecostal might open up some doors...
     
  11. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You're probably going to always be the shorter guy, so you need to learn to slip the jab, cause everyone will be using that against you as a primary weapon. Watch Tyson and canelo, study their footwork as they move to get inside the jab.
    Being shorter of arm, you have an advantage up close where you need less space to generate lots of torque. That's where you want to be, inside his longer dimensions.
     
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  12. The Professor

    The Professor Moderator Staff Member

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    Please keep training-related content in the training section of our forum.
     
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  13. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What is the 'slugger' boxing style? I've been wasting my life in boxing gyms since 1974 and can't ever recall a fighter that had a style that anyone referred to as a "slugger ". Or a swarmer, for that matter.
     
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  14. WillieWild

    WillieWild Member booted Full Member

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    Great idea
     
  15. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    "Slugger and swarmer" must be Message Board terms...some people on message boards might think that you can forget about the fundamentals if you have certain "styles." IMO Ali, FMJ, SRL, Frazier, Louis, Lewis, JCC might have had different "styles" and some were more aggressive, but they all had good fundamentals first. There are no short cuts, master the fundamentals and then a fighter's "style" will develop when the gloves are on.

    And, it's been my experience that a fighter's style might not match his physical dimensions and it's hard to change what a boxer naturally wants to do in the ring. We had a 6-3,175 pounder who was athletic but we couldn't get him to throw a jab or a 1-2, he only wanted to throw hooks, body and head from inside. And then we had a 5-3, 130 pounder who wanted to box from outside. Both were good, but if their boxing mentality had more closely matched their bodies they would probably have been better.
     
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