Hello, my name is Ben Brown, and this is how to hold your hands in boxing. Alright, so when the question comes up where your hands should be in a boxing fight, usually my answer is it depends on the range. When they're far away, your hands can have a more relaxed approach, they can be down. You can even reach out and shake the arms out and get the blood flowing again. Alright? And once you get a little bit closer, what we call mid-range, the hands need to be at least as high as your own jaw, alright? Now, when you get closer than that, in for those shovel hooks, those tight uppercuts or even clenching range, your hands need to be up, knuckles on the eyebrows, elbows down against the rib cage, chin on your chest looking up through your eyeballs. This is the safest place to be when things really get hot. So once you've figured out the altitude versus the range paradigm, now we need to think about specifically where each hand goes. This is the way I like to do it. Your dominant hand, your back hand, in my case it's my right hand, goes directly on my jaw. The lead hand, my left hand, will be floating in front of the shoulder. Now the trick is, you need to eliminate the neck. You don't want your head up and your shoulders down. You want that reversed, you want to bring your shoulders up, your head down, your hands should be at least high as your jaw, and that's your boxing stance.