Slipping and rolling Jabs

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by iksrtfo, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. iksrtfo

    iksrtfo Jedi Knight of Poon Full Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    I have always slipped a left handed jab to my right putting my on the outside then roll under it.

    I watched some old Tyson videos and he sometimes slips in the other direction into his opponets right hand range. That does not make sense to me.

    Do you always slip to the outside?
  2. fernando4cv3

    fernando4cv3 Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    tysons' slipping ablilities were freakish. he knew what he was doing and probly anticapated the right and was prepared to counter
  3. WarDog

    WarDog New Member Full Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    slipping to the outside is the safe, standard, textbook option.

    slipping to the inside... you've got to be quick and know what you're doing.

    you can slip to the inside while simultaneously throwing a straight right to the head over his jab, or to the body under his jab (like a right hook).

    some real speedsters can slip to the inside and immediately let fly with a left hook or left uppercut.

    back to slipping to the outside, a classic variant on the 'slip to the right and throw a straight right over his jab' thing, is slipping to the right and throwing the right uppercut to the head, under his jab. if you get the timing right on that *****, good night!

    as for rolling... i prefer to parry his jab and roll back with his straight right, especially if it's a not-especially-straight right (more of a clubbing shot), and then immediately 'roll back towards him' countering with a straight right / right hook of my own, plus a left hook. very James Toney.
  4. younghypnotiq

    younghypnotiq Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    i slip a jab to the outside and come back with my own jab. and once in a while i will slip to the inside and get in an uppercut
  5. achillesthegreat

    achillesthegreat FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE Full Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    No, you can also slip to the inside. Slipping to the outside is the safest, most efficent and most effective way. Slipping to the inside gives you new options and makes you a more versatile fighter.
  6. boxbible

    boxbible Active Member Full Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    If a fighter's throwing right hands right behind the jab, then you might consider not slipping to the inside.

    But if you can make him reach with his jab, your inside slip and hook will be not as risky as he won't be set to throw a right.
  7. Pugsley

    Pugsley Fat Bastard Full Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    If you can judge the small increments in distance and timing, you can roll a little bit back, slip the jab to the left, as the punch just passes over the top you can fire a straight right over it while its partially extended but not quite retracted. I dont know what you call it, but I term it 'encasing a punch' where the opponent's arm whiffs and ends up in the gap between your punching arm and your head.