Fighting Question- Anyone Else Struggle Letting Their Hands Go?


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gaz1oasis
Had my 3rd c-class fight on Sunday against a very good opponent from a very well respected gym in the UK. I knew it was going to be tough when we were matched, I put everything into my training and diet and was fully focused throughout. After the fight (which I lost) my only regret was that I hardly through a punch. It was just cover, kick and clinch which he was better at getting his knees off in.
My question to you lot is does anyone else struggle with the boxing side of things and is there anything I can do to make sure I start throwing some bombs in my next fight? I worked a lot on my boxing throughout sparring but just couldn't put it into practice come fight night!

Any advice is greatly appreciated

Hobz
Nice tattoos btw.

I think its the nature of the sport and the style of training. Watching people hit pads and sparring, they spend way too much time focusing on kicking and clinching.

Two completely different ranges, so if you get in the ring and suddenly decide to start firing off boxing combinations I don't think it will come naturally unless it is how you hit pads and sparr.

I get annoyed with people when they just hold for kicks or elbows or knees, I think everything should start with a punch, just to use it as a distraction or a faint at least.

Liam harrison is a perfect example on how to combine your hands and feet. Of course he struggles against the top top fighters though, I think in part because they are able to minimize the impact of his boxing by using other techniques.

petecc
Hello Gaz, I have exactly the same problem.... in my last fight I threw about 3 punches in total... to be fair I was up against a big puncher and tried to make the most of my kicks, clinch and knees, which did work to an extent, although I lost a split decision...

My coach knows this is a weakness of mine, and to combat it he told me to only use a couple of specific punches during the fight... for example when my opponent came in with punches and I couldn't get a kick or knee off, to land a hard jab cross straight down the middle.... and as I am a southpaw, to sometimes attack with a lead hook followed by a knee....

Something I have mentioned on here before is boxing only sparring for muay Thai .... I have only ever trained muay Thai , so when we go hands only, I stay in my Thai stance and am very rigid, however my sparring partners go straight into a more traditional boxing stance....

Vlad
Set yourself a goal "No more tats until your Boxing is fixed"

Sometimes being to agressive and not well trained made me throw few punches (not relaxed, wishing to take the head off, dissapointment after missing a telegraphing shot ... )

How to fix the Problem: 5 rounds killing the heavy bag all in boxing .... 5 minutes break ... 6 rounds heavybag technical boxing movement and some drills

Problem solved

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