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Boxing Tactics for Beginners

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The boxer’s tactics are aimed at making sure they outpunch and therefore outscore their opponent. Once boxers have established a good stance, nimble footwork and a few basic punches they should start thinking about developing tactics to outsmart their future opponents.

Counter attacking boxing tactics

There are four main punches used in boxing: the jab, the hook, the uppercut and straight punch. These can also be used to come back at the opponent in a counter attack. No boxer can realistically expect to win a fight just by deflecting an opponent’s punches — they should be prepared to hit back, too. This is called countering or counter attacking.

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