Getting Started in Boxing

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

- Muhammad Ali

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“It was in one lighting instant on the evening of March 8, 1971, that Joe Frazier reached the zenith of his brilliant career, landing his ‘smoking’ left hook on the jaw of the Greatest, whose protective right hand was well out of position at the moment of impact.  Muhammad Ali struggled to his feet and after the mandatory eight-count miraculously pressed on.”

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Straight Right

The straight power punch is thrown from the rear hand.  For right handed boxers, this is the right hand.  Unlike the jab, the weight of your body is thrown behind this punch because of the rotational movement of your torso.  The force should originate from the ball of your foot and travel upwards.

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Many trainers will tell you that the uppercut is the most underused punch in boxing.  However, because it knocks the head both up and back, it can be quite jarring to your opponent.

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