Footwork drills develop fluid movement around the boxing ring, maintaining a position to attack, evading an opponent’s punches and dictating the pace of the fight. Correct foot movement assists in maintaining balance and stability when both attacking and defending with effective speed and power. A boxer needs to move quickly into an opponent’s space, score with a punch or combination of punches and then move out of range.
Basic footwork drills:
- Advancing (moving forward)
- Retreating (moving backward)
- Lateral Movement (moving left and right)