I always hear people saying that lowering the guard is a bad defense for a boxer but in reality low guard is a good defense and offense to some. Why?
1. Since your gloves is nearer the opponents face, you have better chance to beat him to the punch
What if that boxer has average skills,reflexes and speed?
Ex. Arturo Gatti, Hamed when he stepped up against an elite fighter named Barrera
2. you are guarding against body attacks
Against a quick-fisted and accurate opponent, your chin is something u should worry about. His punch could get there before u could raise your guard.
Ex. Roy Jones vs. Tarver, Ali vs. Frazier I, 15th round.
3. your opponent will have have a hard time anticipating what punch you are going to throw. left or right uppercut, left or right hooks or a short jab or short straight.
Roy Jones and Floyd Mayweather seem to fit your description. Rare talents. So rare that nothing else around comes to mind.
Will u encourage that low defensive guard for Bam bam Rios against Juan Manuel Marquez?
4. easier to parry a punch while it is still faraway
How sure are u if ur opponent is as quick as Mayweather and Pacquiao? Or Yuriorkis Gamboa?
5. easier backswing to throw a powerpunch
Are u speaking of boxing or tennis?
6. unhampered vision
Naturally. At the expense of adding more risk for exposing your chin
7. easier to counter
That is assuming you are always against a slower opponent.
How many boxers today who are actually successful with it?
Name at least 3 boxers....
the clock is ticking...