Unlike blocking, causing an opponent to miss a punch disrupts his balance, this permits forward motion past the opponent’s extended arm and retains the palms free to counter. A distinct benefit that in-fighters have is when throwing uppercuts, they can channel their complete body weight behind the punch; Mike Tyson was well-known for throwing devastating uppercuts. Marvin Hagler was identified for his onerous “chin”, punching energy, physique attack and the stalking of his opponents.
For instance, the swarming Joe Frazier, although simply dominated by the slugger George Foreman, was in a position to create many more problems for the boxer Muhammad Ali in their three fights. Joe Louis, after retirement, admitted that he hated being crowded, and that swarmers like untied/undefeated champ Rocky Marciano would have triggered him type problems even in his prime. Many short in-fighters use their stature to their advantage, employing a bob-and-weave protection by bending on … Read More