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Different Fighting Styles In Boxing (Part 1)

Boxing is a unique sport, with many different existing styles, all are highly-technical featuring subtle nuances and fluid movement. It is a form of martial art that takes years of practice to reach perfection. Boxing is more than what meets the eye. All textbook technique is good but it’s just the basics, anyone practices boxing will soon have to discover their own identity which is why it’s extremely important to diversify skills and develop the own unique style.

Boxing is obviously one of the coolest sports out there, producing unparalleled excitement, especially if you’re starting to discover your unique offensive and defensive style.  

In this post, we will take a look at the different styles that have been prominent in boxing history.

1) Pressure Fighter

Pressure fighting is a highly effective fighting style that is perhaps the most popular style in boxing. Famous boxers in the history of boxing were pressure fighters include Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Roberto Duran, and Julio Cesar Chavez.

Manny Pacquiao is a master of pressuring his opponent in the ring which is all about unleashing a good volume of punches on opponent. Swarming with multiple combinations allows this type of boxers to overwhelm its opponents with bunches of punches, and keeping its foes on the defensive poses for long periods of time. Since boxing is centered on offense, this type of fighters scores major points with the judges every round by maintaining a solid stream of output. In modern times, judges give more interest in the aggressor types of boxers who initiate the action even though defense is surely important. This is the trademark of a pressure fighter which involves getting off first and often. It’s safe to say, this style requires tremendous cardiovascular endurance and supreme body conditioning. 

Each punch that this pressure and volume punchers throws expends energy, and there’s only so much energy to go around in a given match. A lot of emphasis is placed on cardiovascular endurance training.