Boxing Style Fight Analysis

A surefire way to understand boxing style is to undertake fighter and fight analysis. The MyBoxingCoach website contains a host of instructional videos describing individual boxing skills. When you link together a range of boxing skills what you effectively do is build your boxing style.

When I make a video that isolates and breaks down a boxing skill to it’s basic parts, I have to take that skill out of context. What I have found is that a very effective way of giving that skill context again is to demonstrate how fighters of all skill levels incorporate these skills into their boxing style when facing off against a ‘live’ opponent. This is where as part of my ongoing commitment to provide useful and informative articles I produce boxing style and fight analysis articles.

Even if you have no inclination to undertake the act of boxing, I can guarantee that after looking at these boxing style and fight analysis articles you will never look at a boxing match in quite the same way again.

So, what can you expect to find in this range of articles? Firstly, I make use of that wonder of the Internet-age; YouTube. There is an endless source of boxing video out there that we can use as an effective learning tool. The majority of the fight analysis articles are based on video, with links to all videos embedded into the article. The videos are analysed within the accompanying text descriptions, with timed points within the videos being highlighted at relevant points throughout the article.

I seek to answer questions such as how to fighters apply boxing skills? What are the key characteristics of a fighter’s boxing style? What makes the great fighters great?

You might think that I stick to the big names. Sure, it would be wrong of me not to pay appropriate homage to the top guys, so there boxing style and fight analysis of Manny Pacquiao, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran and others. As well as our idols, I also undertake some analysis of particularly interesting fights, analysis of some high quality amateur boxing matches and I even venture into the world of white collar boxing. The fact is that we can pick up worthwhile nuggets from all kinds of boxing style and fight analysis work, from raw novices to all time greats.

Below are some links to some of the most popular boxing style and fight analysis articles. Additionally there is a further link that will provide access to the entire range of boxing style and fight analysis articles. Bear in mind that this is an ever expanding set, so it is always worth checking back to see what has been added.

Most popular boxing style and fight analysis articles:

Boxing Style Analysis of Roberto Duran
Boxing Style Analysis of Manny Pacquiao
Boxing Style Analysis of Marvin Hagler.

All boxing style and fight analysis articles:

Complete set of Boxing Style and Fight Analysis Articles.

There really is a massive amount to learn here and it can all be traced back to our skills articles, bringing us full circle back to giving context to our boxing skills. Feel free to comment on individual articles, or indeed to leave requests here for any particular boxing style or fight analysis that you’d like to learn more on.


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RUBBEN March 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm



Fran March 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

You are welcome Rubben. Thank You. I will look into Gamboa.


Kemo December 10, 2012 at 6:05 am

Great series here Fran. Only read the Mike Tyson analysis so far, but I’ve assigned all the others as homework for myself. Cheers!


Fran December 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Thanks for the comment Kemo. Enjoy your homework. 🙂


The tank March 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Any update on the Chavez article fran?


Fran March 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Working on it Tank 🙂 few days.


the tank March 4, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Cheers mate, maybe one day you will be doing an analysis on me haha. Look forward to the chavez analysis.


The Tank March 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Let me know when you have put the rosario analysis up mate, looking forward to it. Maybe you could give me some pointers on how i can train to fight like Chavez as he is the person i base my training and style on. I picked up pointers from my dad who was british champion Kostas Petrou and he fights abit like Chavez style wise, of cause Chavez executed his style better as he was world champion in lots of divisions and is a legend.


Fran March 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I remember watching your Dad on midweek Fight Night on the BBC many years ago, he was a really high quality (and tough as teak) Pro. You have it in your blood tank, that’s some advantage to hold! I’ll be doing the Chavez article this week. Thanks again.


the tank March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

No problem mate I look forward to it. What a performance against Rosario. He never gave him a chance to breathe yet so great defencesivly inside. Thank you for your reply I look forward to your analysis


the tank March 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Hi Fran. So do you think you will do an analysis on Chavez Snr? If you don’t want to do an in depth one then maybe just email me a small analysis on him and email it to me? For example how he throws the left hand to the body if you watch very carfully his body is sqaure on but feet side on leaning forwards but weight on left foot his left hand comes way back and down and his body is open his right hand not really protecting his chin as he has opened his whole body and then turns his body into the punch, or how he always slips to the left just before throwing his straight right which don’t really make it a straight right cuz his arm is in a bent position on landing. That’s some of my pointers. I would like to see your analysis as your previous ones are impressive.


The Tank February 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Great Analysis, i was wondering if you could do an analysis of Julio cesar chavez senior. how he was such a successful body puncher and how he set them up. and an overall analysis of him as i would like your views on him. My favourite fighters are Roberto Duran and Julio cesar chavez. Your analysis of Duran was fantastic so i would look forward to see what you would come up with doing one on Chavez.???


Fran March 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Great suggestion Tank. I tell you what, your comment just made me take a quick look at Chavez vs Rosario, and naturally one of the greatest lightweight performances ever has me reaching for the pen and paper. Given I’ve a big workload over the next couple of weeks (I’m filming a bunch of feinting/counter punching videos this weekend), I can’t commit to doing the full hit on a range of performances from the Mexican Maestro but I will definitely to a full analysis on his match-up with Rosario. Thanks very much for that suggestion Tank, really appreciate it.


Isaac Fisch December 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

dose hitting the heavy bag hert the shoulders thanks i injoy the lerning


Paul Smith October 13, 2011 at 5:02 am


Thanks Fran


Fran October 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Your welcome Paul, I enjoy putting them together.


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