Which boxing style best suits you? The short answer is that it’s the style that feels most natural for you. Forcing yourself into a style that doesn’t work can leave you both less effective and less motivated in your boxing. And finding out what boxing style does work for you is best discovered through training, trial and error.
There are some factors that can help determine what boxing style will be the most natural fit for you, though. One of them is body type. Let’s look at what boxing styles are best suited to each body type.
Ectomorphs and Out-Boxing
People with this long and lean body type might have difficulty in building muscle, but they have one major advantage in boxing: reach. With a crisp left jab, ectomorphs can dictate the entire pace of their fights.
Endomorphs and Sluggers
Are you bigger, pear-shaped, and you have the potential for a higher body fat percentage? A boxer with your body type is currently the world heavyweight champ! With size and brute strength on their side, endomorphs can employ a boxing style built on weathering strikes, pushing your opponent around, and dominating.
Mesomorphs and Swarmers
If you have a high metabolism and you gain muscle easily, your body type is ideal for swarming. This boxing style involves the relentless use of combinations against your opponents. Your muscle mass gives you the power you need to score knockout victories.