Shoutout to @frankboxingcoach - has been innovative in using the old and testing the new ways to develop boxing as a sport. Always great to see people bringing sport out of the dark ages. Follow him for great boxing drills.
#insidefighting I love inside fighting. It’s a completely different game than midrange or outside. Last Saturday @long_beach_united I worked on this aspect with my class. Let’s see if you guys can pick up some pointers so you can apply them for this Saturday! #Boxing#Sparring#Repost @theintelligentboxer
We revisit Ward / Froch to take a look at Ward’s crafty inside fighting.
1. Ward presses his forearm against Froch’s chest on the inside. From this position @andresogward gains strong leverage over Froch allowing him to control, pivot, or create distance at will all while serving as defense to the body on the inside and the head through distance.
2. Ward’s limits Froch’s attack surface by positioning his head directly beside Froch’s. Basic positioning, but few use this as an attacking position and rather a resting or desire to yield a break position.
3. From the position show in the video, Ward largely uses his left to counter and his right to the body when Froch tries to create distance.
With many fighters, a missed pressing jab over the shoulder often leads to a headlock and forced break. Not Ward. It’s an opportunity to setup inside. In similar fashion, when positioning inside many fighters choose to grab the body or arms to tie up both arms. Not Ward. He chooses to keep one arm free to create leverage, prevent the break, all while defending the opponents free hand. This and much more was what made Ward one of the few great modern inside fighters.
Follow us on twitter @intelligentbxr and check out our bonus footage account @intelligentboxer.archives