A large part of a fight may be won by simply avoiding your opponent’s punches and tiring him out.
Boxers' tactics are aimed at making sure they out punch and therefore outscore their opponent. Once the boxer has 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.
Boxers can't 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.