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9/14/11 2:18 PM
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pocotouro
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what is the practical advantage of being first?

what if you are a counter puncher wouldnt that dictate that you don't want to "be first"?
9/14/11 5:22 PM
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Joe Ray
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Who says that "being first" necessarily involves punching or attacking?

You want to be leading the fight and dominating your opponent.

In that sense you have to be able to initiate the exchanges to your advantage.

This can also involve feinting, using footwork or drawing your opponent's lead.

The idea is to make your opponent react.

Remember that if wish to counter punch against a good fighter, you have to get them to open up. And that means using feints, drawing leads or initiating attacks.
9/15/11 5:27 PM
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ahhhhhh.... i see. thank you joe!
9/17/11 9:29 AM
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also you want to be getting your shots off with out trying to catch up to your opponents punches

this is a famous fight in the UK and a good example of why you should "be first" , to the untrained eye it looks fairly even but a good boxing head can almost smell what's coming , even though in this round Alexander is fighting on the front and back foot, he is first , not by much but he is first . Takaloo is always catching up to Waynes punches and the end result was one of the most brutal KOs I've ever seen .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKOCUG6BR2s Phone Post
9/25/11 7:39 AM
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pocotouro - what is the practical advantage of being first?

what if you are a counter puncher wouldnt that dictate that you don't want to "be first"?
Fighting is like dancing. Would you rather lead the dance? Or let your parter/opponent lead? Be first. Phone Post
10/5/11 12:23 AM
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 Being First = Science

Action is faster than reaction.

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