Drill to help defeat reach and superior footwork
This is my latest frustration in my boxing class. I'm up against someone who is a bit taller/has me reach than me, and knows how to use it to his advantage. He picks me apart with a jab, and sets up well for his power shots. I can get inside every once in a while, but everytime I do he manages to outmanuever me as soon as I could hit him with anything. Basically, I get destroyed by this guy over and over again.
Anyone got some tactics/drills I could utilize? I noticed he has a pattern of circling away from my jab towards my power hand whenever I slip his jab and move in. It seems he fears my jab more prolly because of the reach...but maybe I could utilize that to my advantage?
Trying to put more threads in here.
Overcoming reach and superior footwork
So, there's a guy at my boxing gym that I just can't deal with. He's taller, has some reach on me, and knows how to use it. He likes to fire the jab to keep me at bay. My slipping skills just plain suck, my every once in a while I can get past his jab and try to get in on him. However, once I slip the jab, he circles to my right, avoiding my jab hand and once again we start the whole dance over about me trying to beat his reach.
So, in summary
I can't slip
My footwork sucks
He circles towards my powerside
So yeah, I know the areas I need to work on, but anyone got any insight? Some specific drills? Some tactics?
Yeah sorry, just want some more threads in the striker forum.