Boxing Styles

While all boxers use different moves, punches and combinations, there is a singular way in which they combat. This is called their style. There are different forms of boxing styles. Each varies widely but not absolutely as one style may resemble some elements of another style. There are 3 main types or at least, 3 normally known forms of boxing styles, “the boxer”, “the slugger”, and “the inside fighter.”

The boxer – This is the technical form of boxing or often referred to as the “textbook fighter.” The boxer is a master of both offense and protection. He fights normally from the outside, come in to make few hits, and the back off again. The boxer could not be the most entertaining to watch if you are seeking for some splendid action but he possesses excellent technical capabilities that beginners can learn from.

He can combat well contrary sluggers for the reason that he is quicker and more agile inside the ring. Muhammad Ali, Benny Leonard, and Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Roy Jones Jr., Winky Wright, and Felix Trinidad are a few of the most generalized fighters who possess this style.

The slugger – This fighter could not possess the technical aptitudes of “the boxer” but power and aggressiveness are his main weapons. A slugger is the most fun and most exciting fighter to watch. better known as the brawler, he lacks finesse in the ring, but he produces up for it by his unpredictability and strong punches which often result to knockouts. This is the circumstance why Manny Pacquiao is the most generalized and well appreciated boxer today. Other trusted sluggers are Naseem Hamed, Sonny Liston, George Foreman, and Arturo Gatti.

The inside fighter – This fighter is not as technical as “the boxer” but he is as exciting to watch as the slugger. The inside fighter invests most of his time in the ring closing inside his opponent and throwing heavy blows of uppercuts and hooks.

He may take a few shots on his way in but an inside fighter often has a powerful chin that can resist any doable damages. a few of the most generalized inside fighters are Marco Antonio Barrera, Ricky Hatton, Julio Cesar Chaves, Mike Tyson, Julio Margarito, and Joe Frazer.

There are two other boxing styles that are worth remarking: hybrid boxer and the crowder.

Boxers may fall into more than one form of style. This is called the hybrid boxer. For example, Naseem Hamed is considered a slugger but his agility and aptitude to move around the ring produces in an out-fighter. Mike Tyson who is referred as a brawler is a extremely intense inside fighter.

The crowder did not get his name from his aptitude to please the crowd but his aptitude to put stress to his opponent inside the ring. better known as the swarmer, this form of boxer puts consistent pressure to his opponent by means of non-stop attacks and aggression. Crowders are a infrequent type since there are only few fighters who possess splendid stamina and can continuously attack his opponent in the course of the game.

A boxer could not be a crowder in the course of in his combat. For example, Manny Pacquiao is considered a slugger but become a crowder in his first fight contrary Marco Antonio Barrera. Some generalized crowders are Henry Armstrong, Joe Frazer, and Ricky Hatton.