Sometimes, as a novice, you may wonder why another boxer’s lead hand is so low? After all, conventional wisdom tells us to keep both hands up. As an intermediate boxer, you may wonder why both hands of another boxer are so high? Wouldn’t their body be wide open and their vision blocked by their own hands? The way boxers positions their hands in their stance is called their guard, and every guard has its strengths and weaknesses. This article will give you an overview of the different types of guards in boxing.
Ring generalship is one of the central components of the scoring criteria of bouts, and it is often referred to in boxing.
For the advanced boxer, here are short descriptions of selected and useful variations of the 2.
This article covers a defensive tactic called “The Pull-Slip,” an effective maneuver for discouraging your opponent from proceeding.
Parrying is a defensive maneuver, where you swipe your opponent’s punch away.
An L-step is a distinctive step that boxers take to quickly move laterally. Moving laterally is necessary if you want to find more angles and openings for your shots.
Sometimes your straight gets blocked or parried too much. This can happen often if your opponent is used to a straight that comes down the pipe. If this does happen, then throwing an overhand straight can help you land your straight.
Nutrition for boxing can be very different than nutrition for other sports. This article will focus on what boxers in particular need for great boxing.