I keep seeing quotes from boxing trainers that mention "six ways to keep a left jab from landing".
There are six ways to keep a left jab from landing. Six ways. For a left jab to land over and over means that your trainer has been deficient in teaching you how to defend against a left jab. You’ve got six damn ways to keep a left jab from landing! So why can’t you draw upon one of those six ways to not get hit by a left jab?
- Wilbert "Skeeter" McClure, quoted in The Arc of Boxing: The Rise and Decline of the Sweet Science by Mike Silver
I also read Brendan Ingle referring to these "six ways" somewhere - perhaps Prince of the Ring: The Naseem Hamed Story.
Admittedly, I certainly was no “world-beater” when I was fighting, but my trainer, Lou Kemp Carangio (who himself had over 240 professional bouts, and held Lou Ambers to a ten round draw in 1932) taught us there are at least six ways to keep your opponent from landing his left jab.