Tips to make your opponent to go backwards

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by wifly, Jun 30, 2019.



  1. wifly

    wifly Active Member Full Member

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    I'm trying to develop a style of fighting based on high pressure, I have short reach but I have fast hands and I can punch a little, the problem is that most of the people I spar sooner or later they end going backward (even if they are better than me and I'm getting a bit outboxed), but some people are just too tough to take a step back, even if I hit them hard, I don't have a good inside game, I'm improving it, but it's difficult for me to go toe to toe with those people, so instead, I use the jab and straight punches and go backward myself. My question is, how can I push those people backwards? Any advices?
     
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  2. captain hook

    captain hook Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Use pivots and angles. When you are inside pivot to left or right and punch from angle. When you pivot, they will also have to pivot to adjust, hit them while they are adjusting.

    Also you can use feints and jabs, f.e. jab to body with imediately following with shot to the head, cross or overhand.

    These are few things what you can try, but of course you have a lot of other options..
     
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  3. wifly

    wifly Active Member Full Member

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    Thank you! I'll try that when I resume boxing again in autumn since summer and heat have killed the desire of practicing any sport outside the water :zplayita:
     
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