Originally posted by Amir:
I doubt its done on purpose. I just think when you step into someone to punch, you're bound to step on their foot. Kinda like heads colliding when you force the action inside.
Actually it is very common and it is taught by most trainers. You dont intend to step on the foot but you use it range your punches. When you fight a left handed fighter it is easier to land the lead right than the jab. But you have to be positioned just right for it to work. A conventional fighter should always move to his left and keep the oponents lead foot in front or to the inside of his lead foot. That keeps you from having to reach out to land your punches. Boxing 101.
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