1. Boxing Stance
The feet should be a little more than shoulder width apart, with the both feet being at an angle of 45 degrees to the imaginary line drawn from the toe on the front foot to the heel on the back foot.
Remain on the balls of both feet. Back heel off the floor. Ensure the knees are bent slightly and relaxed, again maximising the ability to be mobile;
As an orthodox boxer, the right shoulder and left shoulder should align to point in the general direction of the opponent. This minimises the target area to the opponent and also offers more leverage when throwing punches.
Bring the hands up to cheek level, turning the palms of the hands very slightly toward you. This will have the effect of drawing your elbows in to provide protection for your body. Make a fist with your hands, but don't 'clench' that fist, stay relaxed. Forearms vertical in the position of an 11. Front hand 6 inches from your chin.
Rest your chin on your chest, without tensing up. Effectively, you look 'through' the eyebrows. By doing this, your chin will remain as well protected as it can be.
Upper body Postion of hands and head will vary depending on your build and fighting style.
Wider Stance = Ready to Engage
Closer Stance = Movement