So was sparring against my friend who is SP yesterday. The dude has been consistently training the past 2 years, while I have not really. This is what happens. He has learned a couple of things to do well. First the jab war - he was just able to out jab me from that side and often was pushing my hand down or countering my jab with his. I was successful in a couple of occasions to come around with a hook. But he couht me with few good jabs. - Looking for advice here on how to win the jab war with a SP. Second winning the footwork war. No matter what I tried (even stepping on his feet) he got that angle way more often than me. - Can someone give more advice here what do I do to win the foot positioning war more often Lastly I was in a position where he has the angle. I got rocked once with his cross, and in the next attack he hit me in the solar with a good body hook with his rear hand. I eventually figured him out and was able to catch his rear hand. In few cases I even countered him - once when blocking his cross, I immediately send mine. Once when blocking his body hook I immediately send an uppercut. However he also figured out I am able to see his rear hand and started adding right hooks after the jabs and mix up his rear cross and right hook in a good way. By the end I was in a panic mode, hands up, sending some jabs and trying few combos and pressing in order to not let him attack. - So what do you do once you lose the angle war? How do you defend properly? Looking for advice here. And lastly ... I try to do a body jab and go up for a cross. The asshole pivots and sends his cross while I am going up and catches me, cuts my lip and almost dislocates my jaw. This shit has never happen against an ortodox partner, but this SP friend finds an angle outside my body jab.