Boxing Stances And Style
Learning to utilize the correct boxing stances and styles can help in any boxers match. Boxing has one universal stance and five styles. A proper boxing stance has the left foot in front of the body with the feet slightly wider than the shoulder. The gloves hug the chin to protect from jabs. Knees should be bent and body angled toward the opponent.
A boxing style is the type of form used in boxing. Most fighters do not have a set style and tend to use a combination of all. Each style, however, has its own advantages.
A fighter who uses the out-fighter style keeps a distance between him and his opponent. This style can help a boxer keep control of the pace of the fight and help wear out his opponent, leaving him the opportunity to jab. Lennox Lewis is a famous out-fighter.
Boxers with power behind their punches and have a record for knockouts with a single punch are often called punchers. This is a boxer who moves quickly and can get the perfect angle for a knockout punch. This style is best known for being used by Mohammed Ali.
The brawler style is a boxer who just goes at it and throws himself completely into the fight. The boxer may appear clumsy in this style but don’t underestimate him. George Foreman liked to brawl.
The in-fighter style is seen among short boxers. An in-fighter swarms his opponent, which means he approaches aggressively. While in the approach the in-fighter is vulnerable to jabs but once he gets into the in fighter stance, he can easily control the match. Mike Tyson swarmed his opponents with the in-fighter style.
The bob and weaver stance is a boxer who plays on the defense. It entails using punches as a way to throw him off balance by weaving under the jab, then the weaver lands a punch instead. An example of a boxer who used the bob and weave style is Joe Frasier.