Sorry if this has been asked before, but I didn't find any specifically related results on the forums via search. I have a question for all you experienced boxers out there. Our BJJ academy offers a boxing class and I started taking them 4-5 times a week starting about a month ago. I used to just take them to get in shape and as a warm-up before the BJJ class, but upon, seeing and feeling myself loosen up during the punching/evading drills, I've decidedly fallen in love with it. This question involves bobbing and weaving. For years I've been watching and been amazed with how Iron Mike utilized this tactic, but am a bit confused with how to apply it. Are we supposed to slip to the OUTSIDE of punches or does it even matter? I use a southpaw stance, so if my orthodox opponent throws a left jab, should I slip to MY right? Some training partners say it doesn't really matter, but some also say it does, with counterpoints to both sides of the argument. If it does, how do you recommend developing this kind of instinctive feeling of which side to slip to? When we train evasive maneuvers, it almost feels like a videogame to me, where I watch my opponent intently and try to slip same-side and counter. Whereas, when watching Tyson, or say, Anderson Silva, they seem to just bob and weave randomly and make their opponent miss as a result. But also, at times, they slip to the INSIDE of the punch, which might open them up to a follow up from the other hand. So to all you experienced boxers out there, do you time your bobbing and weaving to punches, or just do it following punches and at random times to avoid any and all punches? Slip inside, or outside of punches?