Foundation Video 4

by Fran on July 13, 2011

Boxing Training Foundation

Video #4


  • This video contains all of the footage as described on pages 80 to 90 of the eBook.
  • All ‘Timed Points’ are to be found within each section of the eBook.
  • For a complete list of timed points, check out Annexe 14 of the eBook (page 139).


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

lexancer October 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Hi Fran, i have a question about moving backwards and slipping. My coach says i should not try to slip as i move backwards. His rationale is that i wouldn’t have enough balance to slip in time to avoid any incoming punches.

I’m also a bit confused – he says to stand my ground, block and time an opponent when under pressure and fire off a hit when i can. At the same time, he says to move backwards and jab, and mix in a backhand. I can see how either approach might suit different occasions. What’s you’re advice on dealing with incoming pressure?


Fran October 31, 2012 at 10:28 pm

On your first point, I’d say it depends whether you are slipping in or slipping out. That’s explained in Mobility Drills 3 and 4. So not having balance should not really be an issue I’d say.

In terms of dealing with pressure, there are many ways as you rightly say. Both of the ways you describe are very effective. You could also let the pressure fighter come forward and counter punch off lateral angles. You could come in low with a move forward and a duck (Mobility Drill 2) and stick with short range hooks and uppercuts, keeping it really close and ‘in the trenches.’

Your coach’s advice on pressure fighting sounds perfectly sensible to me.

Hope this helps.


lexancer November 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

Cheers Fran. Appreciate the replies!


keith September 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Hi Fran
I was just watching the pivot part of the video (around 8 min) and wander what your thoughts are about using for the pivot to your right:
jab-pivot right – right hook or overhand right
or if you sense a counter with the opponents left:
jab- pivot right – duck – right hook or overhand right



Fran September 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Keith. Well spotted, that’s a really effective variation and one I use regularly what working on pads with boxers. Your variation works really well. Try also a jab-push in with the right hook to the body (recently posted a vid on this)-pivot right-right hook or straight. If that body shot lands properly the opening to the head will be there to exploit. Good suggestion that Keith, thanks mate.


Marek August 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Hi Fran ,

could you tell us a few words about correct breathing during punching fast combination and during defence.


Marek , Czech Republic


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