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Boxing’s Exceptions

The old saying that “Rules were made to be broken” has some truth in it, even when it comes to boxing.  As important as proper fundamentals are, how much good technique can serve you and how valuable it is to master the rules of the ring, there are some unorthodox moves that work for certain fighters.  There are a handful of select fighters, elite athletes, who incorporate bad habits into their repertoire and they not only get away with it, but are able to actually make it work to their advantage.  They might be ignoring some basic, sound principles of boxing.  They may be breaking a fundamental rule, or doing something flat-out WRONG and it still works…for them.