hey guys

i had my first sparing match today at my gym against someone with a little more experience in fighting, but we have been at the gym the same amount of time (if that makes sense).

we have very different styles. i like to move from side to side a lot and occasionally step in throw some punches and step back out. i guess i outfight a lot.

this other guy is the exact opposite. he charges in throwing punches leaving me to block them as well as i can but i usually end up getting cornered and busted up pretty badly. i try to dodge his punches but he gets so close before he throws them that i dont have time to judge where its going.

i guess its good that im being exposed to this different (opposite) fighting style from mine, but i need some tips on how to either counter this or keep him at his distance.

any ideas?