re: Should tall fighters learn to slip punches?
I think that learning to slip punches is valuable for all boxers regardless to weight. Although I think that it'd be better for a taller fighter to keep their opponent at range, mainly parrying/catching the jab and slipping the punch only if they need to.
Bob Foster was a tall boxer that was very good at slipping punches. Arguello at 5'10" and Sandy Saddler, 5'8.5" were tall for their respective weights, but were also very good at slipping a punch. Now there's Paul Williams, who although has an awkward style, he's good at making an opponent miss.
Last edited by Chris Nagel; 08-05-2009 at 12:04 PM.
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