Hey guys, I am new to sparring. Me and my friend are sparring using 14 ounce boxing gloves and really just working on technique. Trying to get better. I am about 5'9" pretty stocky build. The problem is the guy I am sparring with is about 6'1" and lanky. He has a log torso as well. Whenever I try to get inside, he just has to lean back and is ready to throw shots back to counter. Whenever he comes foward to throw, I have to lean and back up. And then come forward to land anything. Are there any tips or hints that you all have picked up in your experience that could help? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.