Learn to accept and intercept strikes. Boxing isn’t all about attacking; minimizing the opponent’s attack is also an important aspect. In boxing, standard evasive moves include: Blocking: When you are on the offensive and defensive, blocking is perhaps the most basic defensive tactic in boxing. Blocking is slamming your opponent with your hand as he throws a punch.
Slip: Slip is done by turning your hips and shoulders sharply when your opponent attacks you in the head.
Defense: When you are on defense, try to avoid contact with your opponent. You should take the attack with your boxing gloves, not your body. Quick Turns and Dodges: Quick turns are accomplished by flexing the legs when avoiding a high attack such as an uppercut to the head. And flashbacks usually follow. Dodge is achieved by bending your body out of reach of your opponent.
Side Roll: This is a tactic often used by former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Put your boxing gloves in front of your forehead, your elbows in front of your body, and keep your chin on your chest. This provides no protection against attacks on the side of the body, but is an effective defense against a series of consecutive attacks, since most of the attacking force is carried by your glove and forearm.
Try to stay in the middle of the ring. Don’t be on ropes or in corners.
Boxing exercises with experienced boxers. You may be injured, but training with an experienced boxer can help you master your boxing skills better.
Use straps every time you punch. Tightly tie your thumb first, then pull down through the strap to wrap around your wrist 3 times. Then pull the strap up again and wrap it around the palm 3 times. Pull the strap down to the position in the palm of your hand under your thumb and wrap it between your fingers. Start with the little and ring fingers first. Wrap the straps back and forth between your fingers, then along the top of the pad under your hand. Bind the hands by crisscrossing the left and right sides to the bottom of the hands. Then repeat this binding on the other fingertips.
When you’ve finished tying up above, start wrapping your thumb once and tuck it into the back of your hand. Wrap your thumb again and pull the strap to your palm. Finally, wrap your metacarpophalangeal joints 3 times and wrap around your wrist one last time.
If you are standing on the edge of the ring, dodge it, then turn your head and dodge quickly.