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 Pro Boxing Coaches Manual (2013)
If you think about which defensive techniques are more spectator-friendly, you can get a rough idea about which of these techniques are viewed as better than other ones. This is where the idea of Passive and Active defense comes in.
Positioning is when a boxer is obtaining an effective angle and distance relative to his opponent. In this post, I will cover how a boxer gets into position and what is a good position and what is a bad one.