Styles make fights, and the best style is a versatile one. Yet, every boxer has a natural style–tendencies in their game that ideally maximizes their strengths and minimizes their weaknesses. Your opponent (or you) will resort to one of these four basic types of styles and their accompanying guards.
New boxers must adapt to the culture of boxing and learn what is acceptable. Failure to do so will result in some kind of retaliation by the sparring partner, the coach, or the other participants/teammates. I will lay out and explain some of the most commonly followed rules and expectations for beginner boxers.
Boxing has its official rules, but it also has some soft rules that almost all seasoned boxers know, and that rookies should know. In this article, I will lay out and explain five of the most general rules of boxing as a sport.
Boxing shoes are any pair of shoes that are made for the sport of boxing. It might sound like I just said nothing helpful, but it’s important to distinguish boxing shoes as a sport-specific shoe, designed and optimized for the physical demands of boxing. This article will cover what attributes they typically have, when you should use them, and what factors you might consider when purchasing a pair.
Throughout my match with an opponent much taller than me, I found myself throwing this combo repeatedly. It was so effective because it allowed me to close the distance and land the punch I was looking to land.
Defensive boxers are those “slick” boxers who usually make their opponents miss and punish them for doing so. They might throw less punches overall and are seen to be “technicians” more than anything else. Here, I analyze the greatest boxers known for their defensive mastery.
AIBA Coaches Manual (2011)
AIBA Pro Boxing Coaches Manual (2013)