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Old 08-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Genius is a rookie! Class in session...
Help me teach my brother a lesson!

Okay, so I've taken an interest in boxing this last year or so and I've gone through the basics with a few friends who train (with a coach) on a regular basis. I'm a complete newcomer to the sport, but I have a legitimate interest in it. I don't plan on fighting competitively, but I'm not here to put on a tapout shirt and try and act like a BA either. I just wanted to step up my self-defense, and get into decent shape while I'm at it.

On to the part about my brother... well first, he's a bit of a jerk. Always has been. I won't go into details, but he is just generally not a very good person. He also has a tough guy complex, especially towards me and I'm beyond tired of it. Especially now that it continues as we are adults. (I'm 22, he's 23.) He's seen me shadow boxing around the house, and has challenged me to a fight.
I look at this as an opportunity. He needs to be taught some humility, and even if I can't knock him out, I at least want him to show some more respect for myself and others.

This fight will be on my terms, which means I have as much time as I need to train and prepare for it. I am here to ask for advice on how to do that.

I'll describe both of us physically now.
I'm 6'5 and 220 lbs. I'm the tall lanky type, and I have a slight reach advantage on my brother.

My brother is around 6'3 and 300 lbs. He's big, fat, and strong. He is arrogant, and does not want to train. This is what I want to take advantage of.

I would like to stress that I'm not interested in boxing solely to fight him. But since he brought it up, I am definitely looking forward to training enough to catch him by surprise and maybe curb his ego enough that he will start to act like a respectable human being.
Again, I won't just jump into fighting him, I will get a few months of training in at least before this happens.

What steps should I take to prepare for it, and what are good exercises, and techniques I could use against my heavier brother?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, maybe it is worth buying a baseball bat?
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Boxing is known for teaching a person to squeeze every force he get out of him into the punch. (And using his weight to the maximum)

Which means, get the technique correct and you take a non-boxing fat guy out in a matter of a few hits. Weight and all that means nothing. I'm a 1m94 guy around 120kg. It's the little speedy types (1m70-80 ~65kg) that can punch me 5 times before I know what happened at training.

But don't use boxing to your advantage in your personal life outside the ring, unless you really have to defend yourself. So, honestly, I doubt physical aggression is necessary towards family? What happened to a good old talk, and what about parents...

One of the major strengths you need is a iron discipline, meaning you can stay calm and keep focused!

(I'm just a dutch casual, in no way I'm trying to state something like a pro boxer here, just my opinion on your situation)
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't train to hurt someone. If that's your end goal, you aren't going to achieve it... and even if you do, you'll probably end up feeling horrible and in jail. Be diplomatic and avoid him if he's belligerent toward you. Move out.

Do you think you'll gain his respect by knocking his head off? If he's truly a bad person, he'd retaliate and check you with a bat while you're asleep.

Think it through. Box because you enjoy boxing, not to hurt your brother.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Guys, I'm not trying to kill him or hurting him badly. This would be a simple grudge match in a gym setting, inside the ring, with gloves, with someone watching to keep foul play out of it. The rules of the sport will be respected, and the fight would end before anyone got seriously hurt.
This is NOT me training to try and sucker-punch my brother at the dinner table.

And if I were to win, he'd just want to rematch me later. It would not be so brutal as a street fight, more like sparring.

I'm just asking for technical advice. I have no intention of being irresponsible with what I learn in training.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, advice would be to learn couple of unorthodox moves and punches like phantom overhand right. In danger, just cover up yourself and do not panic, breath. Let your brother punch himself out, so you can take him easy at the end of the round.
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