Toe to toe meaning/origin...

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  1. TinFoilHat

    TinFoilHat Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Been wondering about this lately. You hear this phrase all the time used in common english (at least here in the US) and it's obvious its origin is in boxing. But what exactly does toe to toe mean in boxing? I assume it's when two fighters line up so that the left toe meets the right toe of the other fighter. In other words square in stance so that they can land right and left hands, as opposed to both fighters left toes coming together(assuming both are orthodox). In the later stance they can only land jabs, and to land a right they need to step in...

    Am I correct?
     


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