A brief introduction to the different styles of boxing

No person is the same. And the adage can be said in the sport of boxing. All boxers understand that the rule of the game is simple: punch your opponent until you knock him out, give up, or the final bell rings. But of course, the way a boxer fights is what makes him different from the rest.

There are different types of boxers, based on their strengths, skill levels, and other correlated attributes. A boxer plays the way he does because of the fusion of all these characteristics.

Different styles of boxing

Fighter / Fighter

Fighters are those who punch and punch without regard to technique, relying heavily on their punching power to win. Most of them are slow and have poor footwork skills. They also tend to take a lot of hits and more often than not catch a lot of shots coming in.

While this may be a bad idea for a sound boxer, fighters who can take a lot of hits and deal a lot of damage in return sometimes win matches. One powerful punch is all they need to win a fight.

George Foreman was a pure fighter and his durability coupled with his ruthless style made him one of the most feared fighters when he was still active.

Classic Boxer / Ranged Fighter

The classic boxer, also known as a ranged fighter, optimizes the distance between himself and his opponent. A ranged fighter prefers to pepper his opponents with long-distance strikes, especially the jab, in an effort to keep them at bay and shoot them during the fight. Another trait of the classic/distance fighter is that he also has better footwork than most of his opponents.

The jab and other long-range punches don’t pack a huge amount of power, which explains why most distance fighters win on points. However, a ranged fighter knocks out their opponents if they are able to push them down the stretch.

The most notable proponent of this style is Muhammad Ali, whose quick feet and sharp strikes helped make him one of the legends of the sport. It’s also important to note that Ali is not a power puncher. boxers-punchers

puncher boxer

Perhaps the type of boxer who requires many skills in his arsenal, the puncher-boxer tends to wear down his opponents with powerful combinations and seeks the knockout using a series of strikes or even a single shot. With deft footwork and blistering hand speed, they can slide in and do some damage and get out before the other fighter can retaliate. Most of the traits of a boxer-puncher include speed, a good chin, and extreme mobility.

Manny Pacquiao is a good example of a boxer-puncher. He is naturally fast and agile and also has power in both hands.

Swarm / Pressure Fighter

As the name suggests, pressure fighters prefer to stay close and in front of their opponents and throw lots of powerful combinations to frustrate them, throw them off their game, and wear them down for the grand finale. While his style may be the same as a brawler/puncher, a pressure fighter is more solid defensively and much more skilled than his brawler counterparts.

Pressure fighters can swing and zigzag, slide sideways, and prefer to dodge blows than block them. They also have to have a strong chin because they also tend to take a lot of hits, although not as much as a brawler.

A notable pressure fighter is Mike Tyson. He always closes the distance between himself and the other man and unleashes flurries of power punches to keep the fight short and sweet.

counter puncher

Perhaps the most defensive of all boxer types, counter punchers have tons of defensive abilities at their disposal. A counterattack is almost always not the aggressor, but his attack always starts with a good defense.

A counter puncher throws a shot after slipping or deflecting the other boxer’s punches. To be an effective counter puncher, you need to have a decent amount of power as well as above average hand speed.

Perhaps the best known counter punchers today include Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Combining the styles

Every type of boxer can dominate and be dominated. A fighter can easily beat a pressure fighter, but he fights a ranged fighter. A ranged fighter, on the other hand, tends to have a hard time against pressure fighters.

But there are some cases where a boxer changes his style while in the fight to gain an advantage. Bernard Hopkins can switch from a ranged fighter to a pressure fighter if the situation calls for it. Manny Pacquiao, a boxer and puncher, can easily get back into fighting form if he feels his opponent will go down with the power of his punches.

Each style has its potential to make any fight exciting and satisfying, despite its flaws and flaws. As they say in boxing, the styles make the fights.

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