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1. This is an evasive tactic that a boxer uses in their defense. The term refers to when a boxer, or fighter, moves their head and body laterally, up, down and rapidly to avoid their opponent’s punch.
When the boxer’s opponent throws a punch towards their head, the boxer will bend their knees and will move either left or right to go underneath the punch and to avoid contact. The direction in which the boxer starts to move laterally depends on which hand their opponent uses to throw a punch. For example, if their opponent jabs with their right hand, the boxer will bend their knees in order to go under the punch, then they will shift their body to the right to move away from contact.
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