monitoring opponent rear hand

Jan 20, 2013
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As a southpaw the threat of the straight right is always an issue just as my left is to him, was looking for more of the scienece of boxing and ways to monitor his right hand? Eyes,positioning,tricks,or whatever you think I can do to be fully alert,counter,or make him not throw the right hand. Anything from yous would be awesome. Thanks
 
Jun 2, 2012
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If you can get him to square up that makes it more visible, keeping an eye on his sohulder/arms/hands area rather than at his face will help as well
 

McGrain

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Jul 6, 2012
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Hard to say without getting a look at who you are talking about but very generally circle to your own right. If he throws it you should be able to beat him to the punch with your left. You can keep your left foot outside of his left foot meaning he has to punch across himself with the right hand so i fit's not a circling kind of fight you just stay a bit outside. This means you are only jabbing at his left-hand side though.

Also, watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyWf8PcAs64

Maybe nobody had a better "sudden" right hand than prime Eubank and maybe nobody did a better job of nullifying it than Watson. He does a bunch of shit that is really cool like staying low when he jabs, staying busy with the jab, never ever over-reaching or tipping forwards, and IMO he was very careful about boxing in "sections", like he kind of went, "right now i'm waiting to see so i'm at x distance, right now i'm being more aggressive so i'm at x distane" he was very aware of what he was doing at any given time so if the fight called for a sudden manuevere or w/e he at least knew what he was doing and why. He was never surprised by the surprising punch because he was boxing in such a way that he knew the punch was due. So check out the defensive tilt back at 1:20 and how bemused Chris looks after it, haha.

Keeps his head over Chris's left shoulder when he moves in, shit like that. But he's not a southpaw and this stuff works for a certain opponent so who knows?
 

Chacal

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Jul 26, 2012
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Yeah, circle to your right. It'll keep you further away from his right hand meaning more time for you to see it coming and intercept with a left cross.
 
Jun 9, 2013
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Well, it's as simple as it sounds. Just keep reminding yourself to look for his right hand. Just don't focus your eyes on his right arm or you'll get tagged with jabs and left hooks all night long. Just try and relax and look at his upper-chest / shoulders.

Everyone knows to keep your lead foot outside of your opponent's. It will make his right further away while being in the pocket. I sometimes like to circle _towards_ my opponent's rear hand to duck under and counter.
 
Jun 15, 2013
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Well, it's as simple as it sounds. Just keep reminding yourself to look for his right hand. Just don't focus your eyes on his right arm or you'll get tagged with jabs and left hooks all night long. Just try and relax and look at his upper-chest / shoulders.

Everyone knows to keep your lead foot outside of your opponent's. It will make his right further away while being in the pocket. I sometimes like to circle _towards_ my opponent's rear hand to duck under and counter.
I was taught from the beginning to focus on the middle of the chest. It makes sense because you have enough peripheral vision if you focus on the chest to see both your opponent's hands, as his head. If you get used to watching the chest closely you can actually detect subtle movements there telegraphing what is coming.