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    Default Should tall fighters learn to slip punches?

    Hi all, just wondering if someone who is tall for their weight class should utilize head movement as part of their defence or should a tall fighter rely on other things for defence (as they generally don't need to fight inside). Also are there any examples of tall fighters with effective head movement?

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    Default 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.
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    Default re: Should tall fighters learn to slip punches?

    ok, thanks for that

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    Default re: Should tall fighters learn to slip punches?

    I agree with Chris here.

    From what I've established I feel that a taller fighter can certaibnly benefit from Slipping.

    Bobbing and weaving may result in sacrificing advantages in height and reach, but slipping is invaluable in my opinion.
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