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Maintain a high level of fitness, so you may tire out your opponent. Accuracy and speed are reduced when muscles are fatigued.
Appear confident at all times.
Never underestimate an opponent and never allow yourself to be too impressed with the opposition.
Avoid showing any discomfort or tiredness.
The safest place is in close with head tucked in behind high hands with elbows tucked in.
Control the opponent and the fight.
Do not drop your guard hand as you punch; stay guarded.
Fight your own fight.
Do not cock your punches or follow-through with punches. Most punches should move straight to target and straight back to guard.