Tall Opponent ● Jabber ● Slugger ● Rusher
HOW TO BOX A TALL OPPONENT
Make the opponent come to you, don’t force your offense work. If he won’t come to you then use a double jab and move inside, this will take away his reach. Try to remain inside while working the body.
If getting inside is difficult, then use combinations while moving forward. Use caution when moving forward, this should be a last resort. Reason being, it would require a great deal of energy, but, if mastered you would equal out his reach and his height differences.
HOW TO BOX A JABBER
Always be ready to catch his jab with your right hand. If he is really fast then use a two hand block. Be sure to keep your hands up, ready to strike back.
Try countering or pairing. If this fails, force the jabber to the corner or to the ropes and continue with 2 to 3 straight punch combinations.
Last attempt would be to slip or duck to his outside while blocking his jab, then move your feet to gain closer range. This cuts off his jab range. Remember, always keep tight and in close, this will cause his jab to not be as effective.
HOW TO BOX A SLUGGER
Never stand in front of the opponent for more than a few seconds. Always circle him to your left and occasionally to your right. Never allow the slugger to get set, and never allow yourself to fight his fight. Sluggers will attempt to draw you in.
HOW TO FIGHT A RUSHER
Most rushers will charge you with crosses or with hooks. Don’t get caught at the end of a punch. How not to get caught would be to cut off the punching distance by stepping in, then side step away. Never move back out (straight) in front of him.
Use jabs and uppercuts. Rushers usually swing wide, leaving his underneath open, making himself susceptible to a swift jab. Most rushers tire themselves out. Tie him up and save your real punches for later rounds.