So lately I have had a shitload of spare time on my hands and since I have hard time entertaining myself by watching TV and drinking beer I have spent the majority of the time training MT and sparring and have come across a few questions that have been bothering me. So I figured what the hell, lets see what the smart folks at the combat forum have to say about it, knowing we have quite a few great MT fighters here.
I remember theres been a bunch of discussion in boxing threads against the kind of stance guys like Hopkins use to intercept the opponents line of attack. Where I train on top of regular MT sparring we do a lot of sparring using only hands, only legs or clinching only. I myself like to use much more traditional upright thai stance. There are a couple of guys at my gym who prefer a stance like Hopkins where the head is off center and most of the weight on the rear foot, and I can’t seem to land shit on these guys when just boxing. Now of course it somewhat limits their kicking game, which is an obvious disadvantage considering how highly kicking is favored in the scoring.
Still, considering how effortless yet effective this makes their boxing game look it makes me wonder if there is something I could take from their game or if there is something obvious I am missing about beating these guys? All sorts of discussion on the subject would be greatly apriciated regarding the situation, if someone has any video material on the subject that would be apriciated even more!