Footwork: The Most Under Worked Element In Amateur Boxing
Key reasons why boxers should spend more time on their footwork drills?
Having a good centre of gravity helps you execute shots with power and speed.
Good footwork is required to move in and out of the danger zone, allowing you to choose your fight tactics. Poor footwork inhibits your choices and means your opponent can use this weakness against you.
There is a distinct tactical advantage to been able to box both ways by switching stance.
How often should you work on footwork drills?
To become competent at this most crucial element we recommend at least 50% of your time should be spent on executing good footwork. This can be done as part of a warm up drill, main skill session, technical sparring, or cool down.