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3 Feints in a Fight – 90 Second Boxing Tips

by Fran on August 14, 2015

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This is one of the most helpful 90 second boxing tips that I can give you.

Feinting in boxing is the ultimate deception. It is the diversionary attack, the 'secret agent', that flanking move. Feinting enables you to exert pressure without even throwing a punch.

Feinting enables you to set a counter punching strategy in place and make an aggressive opponent think twice before attacking. In short, feinting is an absolutely fundamental aspect of successful boxing.

This video gives you a great introduction to feinting in boxing and there is a link below to a follow up video and article that provides some more information and insights.

There are 3 types of feint:

  • Feint with the hand
  • Feint with the body
  • Feint with the feet

When you apply these feints during a round, and remember to fire your punches in the right proportions, you cannot fail to land more punches and exert more control over your opponent.

Here's a link to another feinting article.

As always comments and below.

Cheers

Fran

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

mark August 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

great video fran, keep em coming 🙂

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Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Cheers Mark.

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Jim August 15, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Hi Fran, Thanks for the great tips and training. I wish I had access to your coaching when I was in my teens. Maybe, I could have prevented some of the bullying, but no sense in wallowing in the past. I hope some young folks today get connected with you. I intend to spread the word among some kids who really need someone in their corner.
Please keep up the great work.

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Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:32 pm

That’s great Jim, thank you very much for your thoughtful words.

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pug August 15, 2015 at 5:45 pm

The great thing about the 90 sec video, apart from the thorough but succinct delivery, is that you have a huge resource library to back it up which provides huge utility value to the package. Whether this was by serendipity or design it makes for a winning combination. I am also a huge Roberto Duran fan/admirer and you couldn’t have picked a better example in my view to illustrate the art and value of feinting. He was a master of deception. Starting with that lazy, toying jab of his. Interesting also that you make reference the Golden Era boxers like Jack Dempsey. I’m just finishing his book first copyrighted in 1950, called Championship Fighting. He has a whole chapter dedicated to Feinting and Drawing. In it, Jack describes how to make a feint “with the fist, shoulder, knee, foot or eyes. But according to Mr. Dempsey, “shoulder feints are the safest and the best” He warns against feinting too far with the hands, “particularly for the body” and against foot feinting, ie. “It’s dangerous to foot feint, for when you lift your left foot you disturb your body weight and punching position.” As a final note, in your analysis of Roberto Duran in his first championship match against Buchannan you describe how he is constantly moving forward with his punches. This is exactly how Dempsey describes how to punch correctly. That is, with the boxer’s body and punch aligned and moving at or forward at/through the opponent. Mr. Dempsey disdained light jabs preferring what he called”jolts” with the full body weight behind them. Dempsey, as you know, only knew one direction and that was forward. No doubt Ray Arcel, absorbed and passed on the skills and style of Jack Dempsey to a young, diamond in the rough, Duran. I certainly see similarities between Duran and Dempsey. In fact you could almost draw a straight line between the two. They both suffered the same difficulty with pure boxers.

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Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Great comment. I have a copy of that Dempsey book but have yet to read it – I should make the time. Thanks Ric

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Anonymous August 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Thank you so muchh!

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Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

You’re welcome. Thanks for the comment

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Paul_S August 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm

“This is a pressure business — If you aren’t feinting, you should be punching; and if you aren’t punching, you should be feinting.”
Fran Sands

Greetings Coach…..The above saying is on the wall of my home gym to help keep me focused on that fundamental truth.

Love the new approach and can appreciate the succinct way you are getting the lessons across.

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Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Thanks Paul. Great to hear from you, hope all is well.

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G Douglas August 15, 2015 at 4:43 am

Great tips and another great video Fran.
Always look forward to your tips and videos and love the new direction you are going in. Boxing training shouldn’t be rushed in its teachings but these short tutorials allow you to focus, target and practice that one skill you are displaying (very well I might add) without any distractions.
Cheers Fran

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Fran August 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Thanks very much, glad they help.

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Dave Waterman August 14, 2015 at 9:40 pm

90 second comment: Top stuff, Fran (well, took about 90 seconds to write including name and email address) 🙂

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Fran August 14, 2015 at 10:29 pm

90 seconds to type that – you slowing up are you mate 🙂

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