The act of one or both boxers holding the other in a way that hinders the other's punches.
A position in which two fighters are face to face, usually with their arms and upper body locked, performed either for a "breather" or to protect against strikes. Some fighters such as Wanderlei Silva, have mastered the art of the clinch for offensive purposes, throwing effective short punches and/or knees from this position.
Training and techniques where there is some kind of â€˜attachmentâ€™ between the people involved. For example, a grab or hold. Clinch is based on control of an opponent whether to set up strikes, throws, takedowns or to defend against any of them.