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- One of the four basic strategies of defensive boxing--along with blocking, rolling, and holding and clinching.
- Similar to slipping (slightly moving the head from side-to-side to avoid getting hit), but here the head moves down to avoid the punch, with the boxer bending at the waist and at the knees.
- Under most, if not all, modern rules of boxing, it is illegal to duck lower than the opponent's belt line.