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Boxing: Lesson Three – Strength Magazine – April, 1923

Don’t confuse “back-stepping” with “snapping away” from a punch. In snapping away in order to pull away from a punch, you practically do not use your feet at all in order to take your head out of danger. In snapping away the blow coming your way is avoided by quickly bending your body backward from the hips just far enough to take your head out of reach of the punch.

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