Worked on a couple of Roberto Duran style feint/set up moves last night in training, after going down a Hands of Stone rabbit hole for the millionth time yesterday.
This one involves disguising a step to the inside behind the jab then hitting the body with either the right or left hand, depending on which way you step.
Duran would do this move 3 or 4 times a round, to create a pattern that his opponents started to pick up on - if they saw him stepping with his front foot they'd expect the left hook body, if he stepped with his back foot then he'd usually be going to throw the right hand downstairs.
The pay off came when he then stepped but immediately changed the angle with a fast pivot, attacking the body with the opposite hand, usually up the middle to the solar plexus, then opening up to the head as his opponents were caught static by his fast change of position.
This is the kind of thing that made Duran so special; setting traps like this round after round, destroying opponents mentally as they first adjusted to one move, only for him to change it up and leave them helpless to a completely different attack.
In the words of the great man himself -
"I am not God, but I am something similar"
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