few questions on technique

Jan 20, 2013
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Hello a few questions I had if anyone can help me out.
1-as a southpaw I'm looking for new/better ways to land my left hand....whether its a set up,concept,positioning help etc

2-as a tall guy a few trainers always told me to stay tall,use my height and I came across a trainer recenthly who told me to stay eye level? Anyone help me with this subject

3-last but not least how important is good posture compared to being hunched over? Came across this topic at the gym
 
Nov 9, 2012
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As a tall southpaw you are destined to eat multiple overhand rights from shorter othodox fighters. You will get KTFO several times before giving up boxing altogether after coming to the realisation that your genetic defect (ie being lefthanded) has no place in boxing.

Na seriously though, If your a tall south paw, circle to your right, stick that Jab in their face and MOVE. Stay tall and frustrate the hell out of your opponent with movement. If you're are tall, you must use this to your advantage, so that means moving your feet!! Do plenty of running, skipping rope and footwork drills to keep your feet moving fast!

Whichever coach said move to your oppnents eye level, he is a RETARD. Being taller is an advantage in the ring and by hunching to your opponents level you are needlessly negating that advantage. Boxing is a sport where every advantage should be ruthlessly utilized.

Also Cos you are taller, I'd practice pivoting around and turning your opponents. Find a partner and a trainer who can analyze and give you good advice on pulling off these moves. Also learn to tie up on the inside, length is your friend, if a shorter opponent manages his way to the middle/short distance, he will have the advantage over you. But don't do this too much as if you are boxing amateur, refs will quickly penalize for excessive holding.
 
Jun 2, 2012
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Hello a few questions I had if anyone can help me out.
1-as a southpaw I'm looking for new/better ways to land my left hand....whether its a set up,concept,positioning help etc

2-as a tall guy a few trainers always told me to stay tall,use my height and I came across a trainer recenthly who told me to stay eye level? Anyone help me with this subject

3-last but not least how important is good posture compared to being hunched over? Came across this topic at the gym
1) Firstly your foot postion should be on the outside of the orthodox fighters lead foot. This positions your left hand within the seem of the oppositions guard.
Set ups for the left hand: Jab obviously, Then jab and hook off the jab which then positions the opponent into the left hand. Plenty more as well which i can add if you like.

2)Fight tall to many trainers is a cliche chucked out to taller fighters. Yes if your tall you want to use your height and range but fighters need to know how to. Obviously establish the jab and keep the range, Use feints and footwork to maintain long range as well. Keep chin tucked down if you look at Michael Nunn vs Toney that was a prime example of fighting tall gone wrong when he got clocked. You have to have a defence to those type of awkward/off the cuff attacks. Always remember to never step back with hands down or in straight line.

The fighting eye level comment is baffling :lol:. Fight tall but most off all fight smart.

3)Good posture is extremely important. If your hunched over your weight isn't balanced and is more likely to leave you falling out of position (stance) and as a taller fighter you wouldn't want that. You want to balance the weight through body, slightly lean onto back foot as if gives you balance as you move but also keeps you stable as you punch and can transfer weight into punches. Plus you see more and it's a natural body position if your in a hard fight and your compress body to fight hunched over it's going to add to fatigue.