In any sort type of fighting style, knowing all you can know and being prepared is usually what it all comes down to. In boxing, knowing how to stand properly and throw a punch properly will greatly increase one’s chances of a win. Knowing the different kinds of jabs as well and blocking properly are also techniques that come in handy. Stamina and focus is what seems to really separate the great boxers from the not so great ones, the mentality and smarts to wear down their opponent. Great boxers have the capability to make it look effortless – this should be what one is trying to achieve!
Another great tip that can be offered is that not only knowing the proper boxing techniques will help one win but also knowing about the opponents fighting style will give you the upper hand. This will allow one to be more prepared, than or as prepared as they could be if caught off guard in any situation. Focusing on one fighting style and mastering it can take years but knowing the basics of other fighting styles and how to defend against their attacks is equally as important.
With street fighting, one has to be more aware about the use of weapons or the opponent fighting “dirty.” Most street fighters pretty much maintain the mentality of doing what they can to win the fight or getting what they want. They are not concerned about a fair match up; they are looking to really hurt someone. With boxing, one may really hurt the opponent but of course this is not the main goal! This is really something one should keep in mind.
Unfortunately most street fights that are encountered are not planned out and just occur. A well trained boxer should definitely be able to handle this situation properly without really getting hurt or hurting the other person either. Bottom line is, no matter how good one thinks they are someone is always better. So there is always room for improvement and knowledge is the power that helps every fighter, win, their matches.