How do you fight?

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I changed a lot, my first coach kinda fucked me over by letting me stand as a southpaw even though I'm right handed. Anyways, I was strictly a boxer puncher had a mean left straight.

My current trainer made me more defensive, he convinced me to go right handed, i haven't had proper sparring right handed yet so no clue on what style I'll favor
 

JeffJoiner

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I did far more Kenpo than boxing, but my styles are similar. I think we all base our styles on a mix of our physical attributes and mental make up.

I'm a natural orthodox fighter. In Kenpo I would switch a lot, but not in boxing. I'm pretty tall (about 6'4") and was very thin while training (175-180 pounds). The jab is my friend due to having long arms.

Power is not my game, so I have to think my way through, try to catch a guy coming in. Fortunately, guys would always rush me figuring I had no power, thereby providing me some if I timed the shot correctly. Spinning out before his shot hit is crucial.

I hated sparring shorter, stocky guys who could come underneath my jab and crack my ribs and/or simply slip my jab and walk right into the pocket. In Kenpo I could at least kick to keep them upright, but in boxing a solid crouch and high guard would do me in.

I loved fighting guys who were cerebral like myself. When adjustments would be made round after round.
 

tommygun711

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I'm a shitty mix of Miguel Cotto, Jimmy Young, Ken Buchanan and Joe Frazier.
I have now turned into a Gennady Golovkin type.. with maybe more dimensions because I like to occasionally dance around the ring with my left jab.

The straight right hand is hazardous. All that shit about not having a good straight right is out the window. I've developed a Monster Sonny Liston-esque left jab, a big right hook/overhand right. I rip the body HARD with either hand.

My left hook (particularly the left hook to the ribs) has always been my money shot but now it's become much more compact.

I'm kind of always switching styles and experimenting but I've now morphed into a stalker.
 

SamO408

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Im left handed, but fought conventional
As such, my best punch was my jab
Pure boxer, w emphasis on setting up the left hook. My 2nd best punch
I was trained by an old pro, Cherokee Parker
We were drilled to never slug it out, it was all about boxing clean, sharp, and avoiding getti hit.
 
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Johnstown

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When I first started boxing I tried to fight like Tyson.


Later realized my power wasnt that great and started watching old Patterson videos.

Later learned to shoulder roll a bit and when sparring harmless people would try to do a Ali impression.


Now I'm like a shitty mix of Jack Dempsey, Floyd Patterson, Joe Calzaghe, Tyson Fury, Floyd Mayweather, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.


But really really bad....
 
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My fighting style depends upon the condition. My coach advised me to do small changes in approach while fighting in ring. It all depends upon the opponent and your fitness level.
 
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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.
Southpaw, tall, Eastern European - jab heavy and economic. Lead hand out a little. More of a back foot fighter, but everything is worked off the jab. Hrgovic, Klitschko, Kovalev. I enjoy Lebedev, but I don't have his ability to be as good on the front foot (or at anything other than putting on weight haha). Very Russian in my approach though.

Better - inside fighting. I'm too comfortable fighting at range that I hate having someone come on the inside. Need to get stronger in the clinch.
Do Well - fast jab, back foot, controlling the distance, in/out movement. Not the biggest puncher for a 91kg guy, but have enough pop in my left to keep people honest.

Enjoy boxing against - sluggers. I've quite an awkward style and like to control at distance.
Hate boxing against - short and stocky fighters. I can usually keep a pressure fighter honest, but have found Cruisers at 5'9/5'10'' to be awkward at times. Not used to it at all. Though I'm usually the taller fighter by a few inches.
 
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Johnstown

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Southpaw, tall, Eastern European - jab heavy and economic. Lead hand out a little. More of a back foot fighter, but everything is worked off the jab. Hrgovic, Klitschko, Kovalev. I enjoy Lebedev, but I don't have his ability to be as good on the front foot (or at anything other than putting on weight haha). Very Russian in my approach though.

Better - inside fighting. I'm too comfortable fighting at range that I hate having someone come on the inside. Need to get stronger in the clinch.
Do Well - fast jab, back foot, controlling the distance, in/out movement. Not the biggest puncher for a 91kg guy, but have enough pop in my left to keep people honest.

Enjoy boxing against - sluggers. I've quite an awkward style and like to control at distance.
Hate boxing against - short and stocky fighters. I can usually keep a pressure fighter honest, but have found Cruisers at 5'9/5'10'' to be awkward at times. Not used to it at all. Though I'm usually the taller fighter by a few inches.
Where do you live?
 
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There's a pretty strong boxing presence there right?
Yeah, Belfast especially. Mostly at the lower weights though. Good prospects coming through. Tennyson and Lewis Crocker I would watch. Uk to European level. Tennyson looks much better having moved up. Few people talking about Sean McComb. Michael Conlan is touted too.

Have Frampton at an elite level petering out. Tommy McCarthy is mandatory for a European title and maybe behind Billam Smith and RR in the UK at 90kg. I'm not from Belfast myself, but live around there. Murals in many areas and some great gyms. Belfast Kronk, Holy Trinity and Gleann have had some brilliant lads come through their ranks. Eastside in the East of the city produced the two Wilton brothers too. Solid domestic level guys.

Would keep your eye on Kane Tucker from Newry if he goes pro. Solid at 81kg.
 
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It's gotta be, straight out BOSS long jab, make them feel the power, and flatten qiickly, another 2 shotslimped him . Next time . Big strong and think ,vs the sneaky