inside fighting tips

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Tariq muhammad, May 6, 2020.


  1. Tariq muhammad

    Tariq muhammad New Member Full Member

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    What are some tips to improve my inside fighting skills? Also, is it best to lean forward on the inside, or stay in your basic stance And guard?
     
  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If your shoulders are square to the opponent fighting inside gets harder; get your lead shoulder into his chest. Leaning forward is a nice way to eat uppercuts that you don't see coming. Fighting inside is very frustrating if you are a top down puncher but it is a lot of fun if you know how to punch from the floor up.
     
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    Tariq muhammad New Member Full Member

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    Okay, I will keep this in mind. Thank you for the tips. Will work on this on the heavy bag tonight. Just to clarify, as I put my shoulder into my opponents chest, I should just keep my back straight and guard up like my conventional stance?
     
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    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There is more to it than that. Watch Buddy McGirt and James Toney and copy them. That's a good place to start.
     
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    Gethitfitness New Member Full Member

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    This is a good question, it requires a really in depth answer also, when I am teaching young fighters I NEVER want them squared up at ANY point whether that is inside, mid range, angled off or outside, if you stay behind your front shoulder even on the inside (see James Toney) you can dictate a lot, meaning if you are an orthodox boxer, and you get behind your lead shoulder and your opponent decides to stay squared up (which would be VERY awkward, his left hand from this stance would basically be null if he decided to stay inside (but in a fight you have to know his ability and skill level because he could get you in trouble if he can use his feet properly), the only sensible stance to take in tight is that he goes into the same stance as you, which then basically puts you lead shoulder to lead shoulder (anterior/ front of shoulders touching, hand down or either across the body) and his only option would be to use his rear hand which you can defend a lot of different ways, same thing just opposite sides if you are in a southpaw stance. There are TONS of ways and options to utilize here (inside fighting) I just would never suggest being squared up but I teach defense first so you are getting this from a slick, counter coach. But this is very vague because there are literally thousands of scenarios that could take place.
     
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