How To Beat Michael Venom Page

Michael Venom Page’s Fighting Style

Throughout his MMA career, Michael Venom Page has shown a tendency to walk down his opponents in a sideways orthodox stance trying to get them into striking range. If he can achieve the goal, Venom would stand on the edge of the pocket and constantly change switch stances. For example, Michael would start rounds in an orthodox stance repeatedly throwing the left jab followed by an occasional straight right. However, halfway through the round Page would go to a southpaw stance to throw the right leg side kick to the body and legs. Not only will Page switch stances to throw the left jab and right leg side kick but he also would occasionally square up to throw a right flying knee. The stance switching forced opponents to stand in place for a substantial amount of time as they tried to figure out what is the best strategy to close the distance and land some strikes. For instance, Fernando González spent large chunks of the fight against Michael “Venom” Page standing in place with his hands positioned at or above the jawline. This is because González had a hard time figuring out what was the best way to close the distance and land some strikes. As a result, Page repeatedly landed the left jab or right leg side kick without much resistance.

How To Beat Michael Venom Page

However, one can argue that Michael Venom Page fighting style will be the catalyst for his first loss. This is because every time he moves forward to close the distance, Page has his hands down by his side. Due to this, Michael is continuously giving his opponents an opportunity to land punches to the body without resistance. As a result of this, when Michael “Venom” Page comes forward, his opponent should look to land a couple strikes to the exposed chest and abdomen. After this happens, the opponent should either cover up or slightly slide back to avoid much damage until Michael is done. When Page is finished with the combination, the opponent should restart the process of attacking the body. If the opponent can successfully implement the game plan for the first half of the fight, Michael should become more of a stationary target in the latter half. As a result, he should have the opportunity to stand his ground and throw more power punches.

On the other hand, the opponent could wait until Michael Venom Page squares up to throw the right flying knee. Once he starts jumping, the opponent could sidestep or slide out of range to avoid the strike. When Page is on his way down, the opponent can start the process of getting back into range. After this happens, the opponent can extend his arms in an attempt to get the process of a clinch started. If he can achieve the goal, he can transition into the single/ double leg takedown or a leg sweep to get the fight to the floor. Once they are on the floor, the opponent can hurt Michael “Venom” Page with some ground and pound.

How To Beat Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko’s Fighting Style

Throughout his boxing career, Vasyl Lomachenko has shown a tendency to walk down his opponents in an attempt to get them inside striking range. If he is successful, Vasyl will use a combination of head feints and right jabs to get his lead right foot around the opponent’s lead foot to eliminate the small space between them. Assuming he can achieve the goal, Lomachenko will throw the right jab followed by either the straight left or right uppercut to the head. However, if he can’t accomplish the goal, Vasyl will pivot into the lead hand of the opponent to get his lead right foot around the opponent’s lead foot to eliminate the small space between them. The pivot gives Lomachenko a wide-open angle to land the right jab followed by either the straight left, right uppercut or left a hook to the head without being countered. After this happens, the opponent is forced to raise his hands to block Vasyl’s punches which opens the door for him to attack the body with a straight left or hooks.

How To Beat Vasyl Lomachenko

However, one can argue that Vasyl Lomachenko’s fighting style will be the catalyst for his second loss. This is because Vasyl will linger in in the pocket for a couple of seconds after throwing a combination with his hands positioned at or above the jawline. Due to this, Lomachenko is continuously giving his opponents a small window to land punches to the body without resistance. As a result of this, when he lingers in the pocket, the opponent should either throw a couple of punches aimed at the body or extend his arms to get a clinch and then attack the body. After this happens, the opponent should either cover up or slightly slide back to avoid much damage until Vasyl is done. When Lomachenko is finished with the combination, the opponent should restart the process of attacking the body.  If the opponent can successfully implement the game plan for the first half of the fight, Vasyl should become more of a stationary target in the latter half. As a result, he should have the opportunity to stand his ground and throw more power punches.

 

How To Beat Keith Thurman

Throughout his boxing career, Keith Thurman has shown a tendency to walk down his opponents in an attempt to get them inside striking range. If he is successful, Keith will pay attention to the hand placement of the opponent to determine the next course of action. For instance, if the opponent places the hands at jaw level or higher, Keith will target the body by either throwing the left jab followed by the straight right hand or left and right hooks. This is because the opponent usually can’t drop his fists in time to block or deflect the strike. On the other hand, if the opponent places the hands below the jaw, Thurman will target the head with the same mixture of punches. After he figures out the hand placement of the opponent, Keith will leap or extend his body forward to eliminate the small space between he and his rival. If he can achieve that objective, Keith Thurman will attack the open area on his opponent’s body. On the other hand, if the opponent can time when Thurman is about to leap or extend forward, he can slide back causing Keith to swing wide and leave himself open for a counter.

However, one can argue that Keith Thurman’s fighting style will be the catalyst for his first loss. This is because every time he moves forward to close the distance, Keith maintains his hands at or about jaw-level for the majority of the time he is in the ring. Due to this, Thurman is continuously giving his opponents an opportunity to land punches to the body without resistance. As a result of this, when Keith Thurman comes forward, his opponent should look to duck under the jab and throw one or two punches to the body. Once the opponent is done, he should circle out of striking range in either direction. The game plan should force Keith to regularly reset and slowly drain him of energy. If the opponent can successfully implement the game plan for the first half of the fight, Keith should become more of a stationary target in the latter half. As a result, he should have the opportunity to stand his ground and throw more power punches.

How To Beat Gennady Golovkin

Throughout his boxing career, Gennady Golovkin has shown a tendency to walk down his opponents until they are within striking range. If he is successful, Golovkin will repeatedly throw the left jab until he can get his lead left foot around the opponent’s lead foot to eliminate the small space between them. Unfortunately, when Gennady throws the punch, most of the opponents will slide out of range to avoid getting hit with the strike. Eventually, these fighters find themselves near or up against the ring ropes with little room to maneuver. Once this happens, Gennady Golovkin will pay attention to the hand placement of the opponent to determine the next course of action. For instance, if the opponent places the hands at jaw level or higher,  Golovkin will target the body by repeatedly throwing left and right hooks. This is because the opponent usually can’t drop his fists in time to block or deflect the strike. On the other hand, if the opponent places the hands below the jaw, Gennady will target the head by throwing overhand rights or left and right hooks.

However, one can argue that the recipe to defeat Gennady Golovkin is to stand your ground within the pocket. When an opponent chooses to stand in the pocket with him, Golovkin usually shells up for a couple of seconds in hopes that they start using movement again. This is because Gennady is used to the opponents trying to avoid his punches that he hasn’t developed a strategy for when they stay in the pocket. As a result of this, the opponent has a small window of opportunity to string some punches together without having to worry about being countered. For instance, Kell Brook had some success in the second round against Gennady Golovkin because he remained in the pocket which forced triple G to cover up. Once this happened,  Kell landed a left jab, hook, and uppercut as well as a right hook. Another example of this is the Daniel Jacobs fight, Jacobs decided to stay in the pocket for the second half of the bout. During these rounds, Daniel landed a substantial amount of hooks to the head and body because Golovkin was just covering up.