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Boxing Definition of style
“Style” is often defined as the strategic approach a fighter takes during a bout. No two fighters’ styles are alike, as it is determined by that individual’s physical and mental attributes. Three main styles exist in boxing: outside fighter (“boxer”), brawler (or “slugger”), and Inside fighter (“swarmer”).
These styles may be divided into several special subgroups, such as counter puncher, etc. The main philosophy of the styles is, that each style has an advantage over one, but disadvantage over the other one. It follows the rock-paper-scissors scenario – boxer beats brawler, brawler beats swarmer, and swarmer beats boxer.
A classic “boxer” or stylist (also known as an “out-fighter”) seeks to maintain distance between himself and his opponent, fighting with faster, longer range punches, most notably the jab, and gradually wearing his opponent down. Due to this reliance on weaker punches, out-fighters tend to win by point decisions rather than by knockout, though some out-fighters have notable knockout records.
They are often regarded as the best boxing strategists due to their ability to control the pace of the fight and lead their opponent, methodically wearing him down and exhibiting more skill and finesse than a brawler. Out-fighters need reach, hand speed, reflexes, and footwork.