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Pernell "Sweat Pea" Whitaker Former Undisputed Lightweight World Champion and Lineal Welterweight Champion

Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker displaying legendary defense in Fight Night Round 4

Head movement is a major aspect of defense. Training is important to learning how to move your head.

Head Movement In Boxing Video Games Is Difficult To Master

A good boxing game should give fluid, intuitive control over head movement. Fight Night Round 4 gives you the ability to slip any punch you can see – if you’ve got the reflexes. Today, you’ll learn how to get your head out of the way of incoming attacks to avoid damage and set up your own counters.

Boxing Video Game Controls For Head Movement

Head movement is a major aspect of defense. To move your head, plant your feet first with the L1 button. While your feet are planted, use the left stick to shift your upper body front, back, left, right, and any analog combination of these movements that you can think of. 

You can also move your head while punching, but like in real life, it requires certain preparation and balance to step and lean while simultaneously punching. Learn how to lean defensively first before incorporating leans into your steps and punches.

Training is important to learning how to move your head. It increases your head movement stat, but more importantly it lets you practice moving your head without getting punched if you mess up. Become a master of head movement and you’ll be dodging punches like Neo in The Matrix.

Do you slip or block more? Do you even care that much about defense? Let us know in the comments below if you think directional blocking, head movement accuracy and manual proficiency are important in boxing video games, or if a an e-boxing experience should be easy to control and more accessible to more people.

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