Likely Boxing, more so than other fight sports, occasionally the fighter with a significant reach advantage can set up counters via luring an opponent forward, stepping straight back, as opponent commits to full extension of a strike with insufficient range. Fighters adept in counter, which i personally love to watch (ring or cage "control" without sucessful contact is futile) can potentially benefit from backward propulsion, immediately stopping and stabilizing their kintetic chain and applying force back into the opponent, as the opponent of course provides the counter striker with addtional force via their forward movement. If a fighters timing and length allow such, backward propulsion with the aforementioned stopping, stabilizing and redirecting force through the chain can be of value in fight sports. An MMA example is Stipe Miocic winning the heavyweight title against Werdum while striking in reverse direction. Katlyn @Blondefighter
here working the step back with left hand counter. With advisement from 2X World Kickboxing Champion and WBO World Boxing Champion, Chris Algieri, @chris_algieri
we experimented with other ways to potentially advance this quality. Besides holding an MS in Clinical Nutrition, Chris also owns advanced knowledge in the performance sciences. Addionally looked from counsel from @raylongomma
on this application. While I understand backward force production and absorption is not novel, particularly emphasized in American Football, Basketball, Lax and so on, the reactive and proactive repsponse times differ greatly due to proximity at which skill application's occur, accordingly impacting the range at which they are applied, and how the skill is mechanically applied.