- The pivot is one of those often overlooked boxing techniques. The main reason that the boxing pivot is overlooked is that on the face of it the pivot is not a ‘glamorous’ skill. The pivot doesn’t for instance offer the potential for an explosive end to a contest as does a short range left hook. Nor does the pivot catch the eye in the same way that evading an attack by using deft slips and ducks can. So, if there’s one thing I’d like this video to achieve, it’s to provide proof that the pivot is the single most versatile boxing technique that a boxer uses, providing options to unlock many an adversary!