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  1. SJS20

    SJS20 Well-Known Member

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    Just out of sheer curiosity more than anything else.

    We've all got characteristics which make up a Boxing style. What are yours? Offensive or defensive? Work off of the jab or lead with the power hand?
    What do you need to do better?
    What do you do well?

    What do you enjoy Boxing against?
    What do you hate Boxing against?

    Tell me about you, the Boxer.
     
  2. Sexy Sergio ( L E O N )

    Sexy Sergio ( L E O N ) The Innovative Savant

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    southpaw stance

    find it hard as hell to throw right hooks downstairs and right uppers

    shot that comes most natural to me is str8 left hand to the body

    I would lead with the power hand often

    if I could fight like anyone, it'd be Bernard. highly effective style in cross stance matches
     
  3. SJS20

    SJS20 Well-Known Member

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    I'm Southpaw. That left hand to the body is a peach of a shot, right to the pit of the stomach. So many variables in terms of setting it up too. I like to throw the right jab twice, at a slower speed, then explode in to the left to the body, before pivoting out. Don't really throw anything off of it, because I don't fancy lifting my head into range. It's safer to land, then retreat at the same level.

    [MENTION=1727]Bogotazo[/MENTION]

    Video's aside, you tell me?
     
  4. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo King of the Beige
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    Oo, this is fun. I'm orthodox, have extremely long arms for my height. I keep a standard mixed guard with the left hand sometimes outstretched. I bend at the knees and bob my head slightly in a smooth rhythm (or jerky, if I'm nervous). Generally I divide punching style/rhythm into two types: pausing pick-your-shots types, like Floyd or Ward, VS throwing them without delay, like JMM or Cotto. Unsurprisingly I'm the latter. I like to mix body-head/head-combos in my attack for the surprise element and step into shots. I also like to get angles and usually duck out to the side after letting my hands go. I don't use my jab enough, probably because I tend to always throw it stiffly. My right hand is my best punch. Big fan of the jab to the body since I can almost always sneak it in and avoid getting caught while I do so. LOVE a good body punch. Left hook to the body is always satisfying when the space between the knuckles get filled with flesh. One of my favorite tricks is to bait the jab by throwing a lazy one myself, then slipping to the right and coming back with a right hand over the top. I need to learn to be quicker with it though, that's where slipping an inch vs a mile comes in handy.

    I hate pretty much every style :lol: I've done best when my opponent can't move much in either direction. I dislike being pressured and I dislike being pressed, but I'd probably rather press myself. I'll take a shot to land two on the attack, but my nature is to avoid getting hit, so while I have a good chin, I usually reset after getting tagged without landing myself. Stamina sucks although that's down to inconsistent training periods more than anything. Not too fast but I throw my straight punches very straight, hit fairly hard. I try to always stay in position to punch so my footwork is fairly consistently spaced.

    Maybe I'll make some gifs of some sparring I did when I was real green. Hope I can get back into it after law school, haven't hit a bag in years :(
     
  5. Chex31

    Chex31 AttackingLikeASlickApache

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  6. Chacal

    Chacal Fuck tough be cool

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    Did you catch the GIF's of my fight when I was green as fuck?
    I need to start training again soon. Every day I miss it more and more tbh.

    When I did train I was tall with long arms, and I fought tall. Everything went behind the jab, mostly to the head but I liked to stick it to the body every now and then to change things. My right hand to the body was my best punch though, either straight or hooked. Loved to dig a left hook to the body after a 1-2 upstairs when an opponent was on the ropes. I only ever felt comfortable throwing left hooks to the head or body in combination. I had a sick right uppercut when I remembered to throw it. I hated relentless pressure and people who could get past my jab. I needed to move my head more and be on my toes more rather than rely on blocking a lot of shots.
     
  7. Bogotazo

    Bogotazo King of the Beige
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    I miss it too. I saw vids but no gifs. You had a really smooth outsider style, use your reach better than I ever did.
     
  8. Chacal

    Chacal Fuck tough be cool

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    Bogotazo King of the Beige
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    Oh yeah I did see that! The WWF rope-propelled right hand>>>
     
  10. SJS20

    SJS20 Well-Known Member

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    I'm up in Scotland in a few months if you fancy some sparring

    [MENTION=2152]PityTheFool[/MENTION] can hold the camera
     
  11. Chacal

    Chacal Fuck tough be cool

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    I haven't boxed in 2 years mate
     
  12. PivotPunch

    PivotPunch CHB FNC gatekeeper

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    Never set foot in a boxing gym so I would probably just find my style after a few weeks but when sparring with friends just for the sake of it I developed like to modes. Tbh one of them did kickboxign so it isn't like he had no idea how to punch and on the others I went super light.

    After I surpassed the stage of having my hands down at my hips and swinging only haymakers until I gas I self taught me like 2 styles
    The first was moving a lot (too much I gas after a minute if I do it too long) flicking jabs and that hands down thing obviously it isn't smart if you aren't really good but I did it when i sparred like now and then to rest my hands and to buy some time to thing of my next move.

    Sometimes I switched southpaw again only to buy some time to get some breath and to think of my next move. I'm kinda a control freak and like when the other guy boxes at a slow pace in is passive. I apprently just from sparring for fun hate swarmers who go at you with a high volume and pressure.

    But after some sparring I realized that especially with my non existent level of skill hands down stuff is suicide especially because I'd gas super quickly using my feet and after realizing that I'm a little bit less shitty if I take the initiative and pressure my opponent (but not necessarily with volume) I took my hands up and tried boxing as textbook as you can get without real training with some kind of peekaboo but with a lot of parrying.
    I always jabbed and feinted and tried to find some oppening. but against the guy who did kickboxing I couldn't box that way because he just went intoa peekaboo and threw hooks while going forward and he always went 100% because he's a dick and tries to take you head off even if he's much more experienced. So after realizing that trying to be slick just robs me of my power and makes me gas I tried something different the last time we sparred I just planted my feet and exchanged with him without any regard for my health and safety and it kinda worked I literally traded my uppercuts vs his hooks I jsut spammed left and right uppercuts witht he occasional jab or left hook mixed in and while he in the beginning partially blocked my uppercuts and landed some hooks I just outtoughed him until a right uppercut connected pretty much cleanly(not perfectly but still) made his head move for the first time and he quit.
    It was one of he most fulfilling moments of my life because that cunt just just went 100% and with 99% full power hook against someone with no real boxing training and who in the beginning always tried to go light.

    I really gotta find the time to join a boxing gym so that I can post real sparring stuff and not just personal victories vs kickboxing cunts. I also hate blocking punches and I don't know why it's because some of the force of the punch goes through the gloves against anyone who can punch but at the same time I'm willing to eat clean hayemakers and return with amateurish uppercuts it's strange
     
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  13. ORG83

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    Natural southpaw, although like a bit of switch-hitting and feel far more defensively sound in orthodox. Have always shadow boxed in orthodox, so have a lovely, powerful left jab in ortho. Tall and skinny or my weight so nice long arms to keep it at range, although hit pretty hard for my weight (so I've been told, think I just punch through the target pretty good). Naturally a counter puncher and much prefer a slower, tactical pace. Plenty of feints and movement, I guess I'm the typical slippery southpaw?!

    Favourite punches include:

    Straight left
    Rigo style Bolo left uppercut to the body
    Step left, uppercut to the head
    fake the straight left, right uppercut-straight left.

    Have only been boxing 3 years but have literally shadow boxed and studied footwork half my life, so generally fairly tricky. Plus really don't look like a boxer and definitely don't look like I can punch a bit so always have the advantage when sparring new guys. You can see their over confidence. What I don't like is guy who pressure in an overly aggressive, "windmilling" style! They get me every tie and it quickly resorts to slugging.
     
  14. The Body Snatcher

    The Body Snatcher WBC Interim Iron Champ

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    Orthodox, 6'0. Boxed at 178 (stupidly), will be at 165 or 152 when I get back to it. I can throw pretty quickly in combination but have slow reflexes (Alvarez is the best comparison I can give), hit hard, have a good chin, and can be tricky. Usually have a height advantage. Jab is pretty hard. Good intuition on the inside (can kind of feel what's going on and create opportunities) and terrible on the outside (I bite on every feint). I have a herky-jerky broken rhythm (kind of a Hatton style) that I use on the inside; on the outside I kind of just sway my upper body side-to-side. I get yelled at for fighting short by everyone who sees me until they see me try to fight tall. Think of Murata in his last fight. It's sad to watch.

    My style is to take the center, establish my jab high and low, draw counters, then slip and counter to the body (I don't like volume fighters and by doing this I tend to make them more shy about throwing their right and exposing their liver). If an opening comes I drop the right and follow with a left uppercut or hook to the body. I try to establish my power immediately each round, whether they block it or not. I want them to know that they can't just open up on me (because I would get dominated if they did :smile). Then I just try to outbox them however I can. I always try to hurt them to the body at the end of each round. I think it makes it hard for them to recover between rounds and puts them in a defensive mindset.

    If the guy decides to fight off the back foot, I stalk and cut off the ring. I'll physically ram them into the ropes if necessary, and then I'll half-step back and pound them with whatever head/body combo comes to me at the time, generally looking for the left to the body. After a combo, I go back into them and try to keep them on the ropes as long as possible. I'll pull/punch their hands away to create openings, trap them with my leg, use my shoulder to find an uppercut, angle off to my right like I'm disengaging and then pop them with a hook.

    If they try to come forward, I try not to let them. I basically shoulder-bump them back and look for short shots, then a hook when we disengage. If they're too strong to push around, I push into them and then try to take the angle to my right and land a combo. If they're really aggressive, I'll run away, then turn them to the ropes once I'm close enough, hammer on them, and repeat once they escape. Sometimes I'll go into Thurman vs. Bundu mode and circle the ring, then jump in with a couple hard shots and angle out (this is the way I've been taught to fight, I just hate it because it's extremely taxing on my legs and I prefer to counter and fight on the inside).

    When I'm totally outclassed I go into fuck-it mode and just chase the guy down, throw him into the ropes, and throw volume at him until he makes me stop, then I try it again. Basically if I'm going to get hit a lot I want the guy to be backing up or smothered while he hits me. If I'm tired I'll do a bunch of walk-offs and feints and throw everything with near-max power to try to slow things down.

    Best tricks:
    Right swing-3b (Hard overhand right, come right back up with a left to the body)
    Lunging 1-2b (Right to the body lands at the same time as the right foot lands on the ground already pivoted...works really well on guys who change levels when you attack with the 1-2, because they duck into the right hand.)
    1-1-1...1 (circle left and pump the jab, pause, hard jab. I think it works because they're expecting the right hand as they turn with you and the left comes from outside their field of vision)
    1/step left-slip left-3b (Once they try to counter over your jab, toss out a throwaway jab while stepping diagonally left, slip left, and bring up the liver hook. If you sold it correctly and they tried to throw a right hand....game over.)
    Pivot right-3 (Hopkins demonstrates a version of this to Rashad Evans. I usually use it when they're on the ropes. They think you're disengaging and the hook lands.)
    Pivot right-2-left uppercut-2 (Works well on the inside. Even if they block the punches it can knock them off balance and you're relatively safe.)
    3-3b (Micky Ward style. Works especially well when they're jockeying on the inside and using a high guard.)
    Southpaw 1-1-1-4b (Pound them on the ropes while they cover up, switch southpaw and back straight up. As soon as they move, triple right jab and hammer them with the left uppercut to the body Bute/Rigo style. Most of the time they don't even notice you switched, and the jabs come from way closer than they expect. They cover up and the left gets them. Works best when they're hurt or tired.)
    Hit short guys on the top on the head (It hurts them and nobody practices defending the top of their head. Especially good if they have hair since it pulls it. Gotta be careful about hitting too hard and hurting your hand, though.)
     
  15. JamieC

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    We've all got characteristics which make up a Boxing style. What are yours? Offensive or defensive? Work off of the jab or lead with the power hand?
    Im a 6'3 middleweight, very rangy so I keep it long with a low lead hand, I like to set traps or set up shots by manipulating with the jab or lead hook to get leads but im not very co-ordinated. Basically imagine Carl Froch trying to impersonate Rigo and thats what I look like at an extremely low level. Rangy, uncoordinated, poor feet but trying to be a Cuban master :lol:

    What do you need to do better?
    Work on the inside/clinch. I get mauled at anything closer than mid range

    What do you do well?
    Set up the other guy. Like to lead off the jab and see how he reacts then I play off that, also quite good at slipping shots but very poor at countering :lol:

    What do you enjoy Boxing against?
    Slugger/Brawler types looking to unload as I pick them off or fellow outfighters/counter punchers as my sheer size at the weight causes issues

    What do you hate Boxing against?
    Swarmers and southpaws, can't deal with either at all unless the swarmer has a porous defence
     
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    We've all got characteristics which make up a Boxing style. What are yours? Offensive or defensive? Work off of the jab or lead with the power hand?
    I mix it up a lot depending on my opponent, I pretty much work to their weaknesses and negate their strengths. Im pretty technically sound but can use it in odd ways. My left hand does near all the work, as my right hand is fucked. i have a decent overhand right though when I throw it. Also i work the body alot.

    What do you need to do better?
    Work on coming forward, my feet can be abit slow. bit too easy to hit with a right at times

    What do you do well?
    Think. decent enough counterpuncher too. Take a punch.

    What do you enjoy Boxing against?
    Aggresive guys, can pick them off all day and dont need to go looking for them.

    What do you hate Boxing against?
    Fast boxers especially southpaws. Just makes really boring fights for me.
     
  17. cristyloe

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    mm I love boxing :happy
     
  18. Joaquín Guzmán

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    I like to walk forward and parry a lot with my lead hand, I can't really jab as my shoulder is blew out so I'll tend to walk forward and try and parry their shot and chuck a few counters in.

    I also sometimes will throw out a lead uppercut through the middle but just kinda to make them block and stand still for a moment then I'll try and fire my right through any gaps that appear as they are blocking the uppercut do that all the time

    Also if I'm backing up I'll use a really tight guard to get them to swing a few in the inside and look to counter from there

    Strengths? Got a strong right hand and I can take a whack
     
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  19. tommygun711

    tommygun711 Carbajal da goat

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    I'm a shitty mix of Miguel Cotto, Jimmy Young, Ken Buchanan and Joe Frazier.

    We've all got characteristics which make up a Boxing style. What are yours? Offensive or defensive? Work off of the jab or lead with the power hand?
    I'm more offensive than defensive. When I'm on the attack I love to lead with a jab and stick it upstairs and downstairs. The power hand usually comes later but I will lead with it sometimes, to mix it up. I like to back up and counter punch in spurts, I can switch my style to defensive cutie/counter puncher if I don't like whats happening on the inside. Generally I am offensive and I like to be on the attack.

    What do you need to do better?
    Develop a better right cross, I can throw good right hooks and uppercuts from the orthodox stance but my straight right has never been great. It's respectable and I can definitely sit down on it and get power. I will throw it in combinations but I don't lead with my right cross a lot unless its being used as a setup punch. Throwing the right cross when I'm on the move (moving forward or backwards) is something I could work on. Frankly sticking to a gameplan and thinking more is something I could do better, I get too wild sometimes and get into brawls

    What do you do well?
    I have a really good jab, my left hook is pretty much my best weapon. Love hooking off the jab and throwing creative combinations. Love throwing uppercuts with either hand. Love using body feints and hand feints to create openings. I'm a damn good body puncher with either hand.

    What do you enjoy Boxing against?
    Sluggers with shitty defense. 1 dimensional orthodox fighters I tend to do well against.

    What do you hate Boxing against?
    Lanky southpaws who like to fight outside and not engage. "Slick" fighters have fucked me up in the past
     

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