How to Work Off the Ropes in Boxing

Many boxers get stuck on the ropes and aren’t sure what to do. In this tip Boxing Coach Joe Vargas shows how to keep your stance, throw some punches and get off the ropes to keep fighting.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Coach Joe Vargas:
I’m Joe Vargas from The Arena, head boxing coach. Today we have Chris Leben helping us on how to work off the ropes. So, usually when athletes fighters are stuck on the rope, usually they fall like this, and they’re getting hit. They don’t know what to do. So what you want to do is never lose your stance. You feel the rope sit behind you and you sit on this side, you can rip the body rip the head. So that’s the most important when you’re off the ropes. Balance, balance, hands up. You got your holster, boom, holster. That’s how you create the momentum for them upper cuts.

Now what you don’t want to do, now pressure me, is be stuck here. Be stuck here because you cannot defend. You’re going to be pitty-patting in your shots and they’re not going to hurt this man. If that happens, you quick drop your hips back, exit out. And that’s how you work off the ropes. And that’s your tip of the week.

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