So there’s this guy I regularly train with who consistently out boxes me. We go pretty hard probably 80% pretty good work in. Anyway I usually use my physical foot/hand speed and darting in and out to close distance because I’m 5’4 and don’t like getting hit. But this guy is 5’7 and more physically gifted than me in hand speed and has better combos. If we aren’t doing takedowns he’s a stylistic nightmare for me because he fights like me except he’s taller and faster. If I sit back he will outpoint me so I know I need to keep the pressure but I take so many shots just to land one if I stand in front of him. The only thing that works is: 1) Stalling then attacking. basically footwork the shit out of him while still trying to pressure but ‘wait’ for my opportunity to strike when he gets lazy from missing all these shots or barely grazing me. Same style that lost me my last kickboxing fight. Also a lot of energy expended moving so much 2) Work the body then go up top. Not hitting the body to even do damage but more just to get him thinking of other things so I can close distance. I get hit so much more doing this while trying to engage. Almost not worth it For those who have seen me fight, any specific tips? He’s basically me but moves his feet less and has better/faster combos. I was thinking about just running in on him but I don’t think that’s a good habit to develop since it’s just training. Kind of like making it a super ugly fight but that’s not my style and it’s basically conceding that I can’t beat him any other way besides being a dog and brawling. It’s not my style either and I don’t necessarily want to try it out.