What are good boxing techniques to use if figting someone taller and stronger?

by David Jenyns

Question by : What are good boxing techniques to use if figting someone taller and stronger?
Also id like to know if anyone has any boxing workouts to use when training for a match?
thank you

Best answer:

Answer by Tony P
do your regular workouts but twice as much. and if you are fast go fast and take alot of body shots move fast. i should know i box

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Fighter1987 January 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm

you should being doing the following squats, squat-thrusts, wall-ball shots (squat while throwing a medicine ball against the wall), sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, kettle=bell swings, thrusters, bench press, run long distance, run short distance. running is very important; if you can’t run you won’t be able to fight. you should pick a group of these and set up rounds of exercise. for example run on a tread-mill for .25, do 20 bench press (just bar 45 pounds), 30 jumping pull-ups, 40 sit-ups, 50 squats. then do this for 6 rounds. for more on exercise go to crossfit.com
as for boxing itself…
you need to work on slipping so have someone throw straight punches at your head and practice the v-slip and the u-slip.
practice combinations. find combinations and assign numbers for them. then work with gloves on focus mits and have the person with focus mits call out a number and you will do the combination.
for someone tall than you speed and inside fighting will be extremely important to work on. so when you spar you will need to bend your knees a lot and really get low to the ground. this allows an easyier target for you on their lower body around the kidneys and liver.
put your arms over someones shoulders and let them take body shots at you for rounds of 3 minutes followed by a minute rest. do this at least 5 times every boxing workout. then 5 more times with you just blocking and them hitting you. they will ocasionaly throw a jab to your head to keep you honest about blocking your face as well. do this right before regular sparing
Lastly and most importantly run, run, run. roadwork is essential to a boxers workout. you should have days for running long distance and running days for sprints. don’t run everyday but run at least 4 times a week and 1 of those being your long distance.


viciousvince2001 January 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Get inside and “chop the tree down.” But be careful. Don’t wing away with both hands and leave your head exposed, because your head is right where a taller fighter wants it.

Training: cardio, cardio, cardio. Keep up the bag work and some light sparring until 48 hours before your bout. Keep up the cardio until 24 hours before. From that point on, relax your body and try to get your mind into proper condition.


J.B. January 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I wouldn’t worry so much about the strength part. All you need to figure out is does the taller person punch from the shoulders (high) or like to lay back and use his reach (low)

if they are high that mean they have no legs under them (stance is weak close together) they are leaning into their punches

if that is the case get inside/underneath smother them and do work. if they are low they should have a wide stance

step on their lead foot when coming it. they’ll lean back 100% of the time. Do work once again. continue this back strategy until you have totally demoralized them and they quit.

easy work.


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