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2015/02/27 01:14:49 (permalink)
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Tips for sparring? (Boxing)

Hi, had my first sparring session tonight, got a boxing match in 2 weeks, 3x 1min rounds, going to work on my fitness and just wondering if anyone has any pointers, websites or videos that could help me out? Currently googling and youtubing...Thanks.
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/27 01:18:58 (permalink)
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    From my first session after researching abit, I've learnt Im lacking fitness, when I strike I stand there instead of moving away, I invite punches by blocking alot mainly due to me being gased. Also to keep my eye on my opponent even when there striking which will be hard to learn. Pref prefer a response from an actual boxer or someone with boxing experience if possible, thanks.
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/27 01:59:12 (permalink)
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    2 rookies and 3 x 1 minute rounds? Despite your best intentions it will be total windmilling mate. Keep your guard high(against the temples, but still so you can see) and pull it back to your face the millisecond you have finished you final punch in whatever combo (I'd hope no more complex than a 1-2-3); throw in flurries, then move laterally with your guard high. If he's a total rookie too, that should give you the edge.
     
     
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/27 09:39:50 (permalink)
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    2 rookies and 3 x 1 minute rounds? Despite your best intentions it will be total windmilling mate. Keep your guard high(against the temples, but still so you can see) and pull it back to your face the millisecond you have finished you final punch in whatever combo (I'd hope no more complex than a 1-2-3); throw in flurries, then move laterally with your guard high. If he's a total rookie too, that should give you the edge.
     
     


    Yeah it's an event to raise money for a local sports club, we are all unexperienced. I did it 2/3 years back did okay. Thanks for the tips 👍 and yeah wouldn't be doing more than 3 punch combo. So go in take a few shots them move left or right?
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/27 10:35:30 (permalink)
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    Hi mate, the last time you did it, was it just a bit of fun? or was everyone goin full out?
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/27 17:52:30 (permalink)
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    SeanR
    Hi mate, the last time you did it, was it just a bit of fun? or was everyone goin full out?


    No one really holds back too much it's pretty intense and at about 80% ish mate. Come the night of the fights everyone will be going for it, if it's too one sided the ref will break it as it more an event to raise money and no winner is announced either.
    post edited by Icemansoldier - 2015/02/27 17:53:36
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/28 13:30:12 (permalink)
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    Ok then, as mentioned above, and try and avoid it turning into a brawl, gauge your opponents intentions, hopefully it wont be someone wanting to take your head off, its only a charity event after all. work on speed over the next few weeks, a quick jab, a quick one/two, keep it simple. If it turns messy (as no doubt it may well do), then dont forget body shots, rookies leave themselves wide open. As for training, jogging, 2 minute milling on the bag x 5 with 30 seconds rest. Find a mate who will do some  some light sparring with you so that you can work on those combos.
     
     
    Have fun!
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/28 16:43:31 (permalink)
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    Ok then, as mentioned above, and try and avoid it turning into a brawl, gauge your opponents intentions, hopefully it wont be someone wanting to take your head off, its only a charity event after all. work on speed over the next few weeks, a quick jab, a quick one/two, keep it simple. If it turns messy (as no doubt it may well do), then dont forget body shots, rookies leave themselves wide open. As for training, jogging, 2 minute milling on the bag x 5 with 30 seconds rest. Find a mate who will do some  some light sparring with you so that you can work on those combos.
     
     
    Have fun!


    It won't be nothing too rough or the ref will break it up but skills could go out the window but I'll try be strict and use what I've learnt. That's also what I was after abit of advice training for the fight thanks mate. My fight is 3x 1min rounds with 1 min rest so would I not be best to replicate that by shadow boxing or punch bag work? Also is there any use me jogging 3-5 miles for conditioning or should I just focus solely on Interval training?
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/02/28 17:46:38 (permalink)
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    As said, keep your guard nice and hight, shoulders slightly raised and chin tucked into your chest. Elbows tight to your torso. Jab and move, don't be caught standing still.
    When you throw the jab keep your chin tucked in .
    don't leave your head up like a target ontop of a pole to be caught with a hook.practice this shadow boxing in the mirror at home.
    WHEN you DO get hit, don't drop your head and look at the floor or lay back on the ropes.
    Bend the knees a little and drop down a few inches and step into your opponent, stay tight to him where he cant get a decent shot at you.
    Lean your weight on him and get your breath back. The ref will separate you both and hopefully he wont have had a chance to clip you with another.
    Remember, its a charity fight but no one wants to loose, so give it some .. best of luck mate
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/03/02 21:29:23 (permalink)
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    toke
    As said, keep your guard nice and hight, shoulders slightly raised and chin tucked into your chest. Elbows tight to your torso. Jab and move, don't be caught standing still.
    When you throw the jab keep your chin tucked in .
    don't leave your head up like a target ontop of a pole to be caught with a hook.practice this shadow boxing in the mirror at home.
    WHEN you DO get hit, don't drop your head and look at the floor or lay back on the ropes.
    Bend the knees a little and drop down a few inches and step into your opponent, stay tight to him where he cant get a decent shot at you.
    Lean your weight on him and get your breath back. The ref will separate you both and hopefully he wont have had a chance to clip you with another.
    Remember, its a charity fight but no one wants to loose, so give it some .. best of luck mate

    Thanks for the pointers mate, much appreciate :) I did it before a couple years back so know what to expect and wont be holding back :) and thanks bud
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/03/02 21:43:30 (permalink)
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    Stay behind a jab.  Its only 1 minute and if he's very inexperienced like you then he will get hit more while trying to throw combinations.
     
    If your a right hander then circle to your left.
     
    Combination timing takes a long time to learn, even if your against a wild beginner.
     
    If you concentrate on clean jabs then when you break though stick to basic straight right hand shots to follow up and then move.
     
    As for training, well 1 minute sprints as fast as you can hold it and then 1 minute rest. You don't have enough time to build a 'base'.  3 x 1 minute rounds = 3 x 1 minute sprints flat out.
     
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/03/19 23:00:14 (permalink)
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    Work on your breathing and practice taking any chance you can to get your breath back.  Avoid wasting energy.  You'll both be blowing loads by two minutes so if you've got a bit more in the tank, that's the time to capitalise.  Not even pros can throw punches for three minutes so choose your spots. 
     
    Sounds like you know this anyway but with 1-2-3 combos, whether moving forwards or back, finish with your lead hand, ie don't throw a right hander without a left jab/hook high or low on the way out.
     
    Edit:  Sorry just read, 1 minute rounds.  Swing away
     
     
    post edited by Fruity - 2015/03/19 23:02:30
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/03/22 20:13:44 (permalink)
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    You alive iceman, how did it go?
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/04/03 01:57:56 (permalink)
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    Circle to left
    stick jab out and try to paint his face, lennox lewis style, esp if you have a height advantage
    you must be well above average strength if you're on here, wear him down with clinch/dirty box and in fighting.
     
    Look at duran, magarito, nigel benn, tsu for good in fight skills.

    PS Bodyshots are hugely underrated
     
    Head movement
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/04/04 11:54:04 (permalink)
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    Hi guys apologies for only responding now, not the forum too much these days. My fight was on the 14th march by the way so is done and dusted.
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/04/04 11:54:54 (permalink)
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    Stay behind a jab.  Its only 1 minute and if he's very inexperienced like you then he will get hit more while trying to throw combinations.
     
    If your a right hander then circle to your left.
     
    Combination timing takes a long time to learn, even if your against a wild beginner.
     
    If you concentrate on clean jabs then when you break though stick to basic straight right hand shots to follow up and then move.
     
    As for training, well 1 minute sprints as fast as you can hold it and then 1 minute rest. You don't have enough time to build a 'base'.  3 x 1 minute rounds = 3 x 1 minute sprints flat out.
     




    Thanks for tips mate. I ended up doing 3x1min round boxing and on the treadmill but was no where near ready with only 3 weeks to prepare.
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/04/04 11:56:35 (permalink)
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    Work on your breathing and practice taking any chance you can to get your breath back.  Avoid wasting energy.  You'll both be blowing loads by two minutes so if you've got a bit more in the tank, that's the time to capitalise.  Not even pros can throw punches for three minutes so choose your spots. 
     
    Sounds like you know this anyway but with 1-2-3 combos, whether moving forwards or back, finish with your lead hand, ie don't throw a right hander without a left jab/hook high or low on the way out.
     
    Edit:  Sorry just read, 1 minute rounds.  Swing away
     
     


    And a swinging match it was lol. 
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/04/04 12:04:38 (permalink)
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    You alive iceman, how did it go?




    Hey man, yeah alive still didnt get hurt or anything, fight went okay, the guy was abit better than before i when i sparred with him, no winner was announced as it was a charity fight but he would won first round, second round was even, then i would of won 3rd round so was a basically a draw. Wont be taking a fight again unless i have at least 2 months notice, 3 weeks isnt anywhere enough time to get fit. 
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    Re: Tips for sparring? (Boxing) 2015/04/04 12:08:42 (permalink)
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    Hagakure
    Circle to left
    stick jab out and try to paint his face, lennox lewis style, esp if you have a height advantage
    you must be well above average strength if you're on here, wear him down with clinch/dirty box and in fighting.
     
    Look at duran, magarito, nigel benn, tsu for good in fight skills.

    PS Bodyshots are hugely underrated
     
    Head movement




    Thanks for tips bud. At the start when I started training for the fight I just went for head shots, but in sparring a kid got me a good bodyshot and winded me, so then i realised what an effective tool it was, i used them quite abit in my fight. Moved alot but fitness was awful so fight slowed down and so did movement.
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