The Perfect Punch | Boxing Debate Club 2 7/24/16

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The Perfect Punch | Boxing Debate Club 2 7/24/16

 

The Perfect Punch | Boxing Debate Club 2 7/24/16

 

The Perfect Punch | Boxing Debate Club 2 7/24/16

The Perfect Punch | Boxing Debate Club 2 7/24/16

In this post I will like to talk about the left hook. About a week ago as was watching some Mike Tyson fights and highlights. We all know Mike had devastating power on both hands and it didn’t matter what he hit you with, when he landed it was going to rock his opponents to the core, with a hook from either hand or uppercuts or just maybe even a jab. But looking closer he had a mean left hook, and when it landed it was almost sure he was knocking you out.
The left hook.
We can all agree that the perfect punch is the one landed clean and knocking your opponent out, it doesn’t matter what type of punch it is.
The left hook 90% of the time will be the perfect blow ( or right hook if you are a southpaw ).
The most powerful blow is your right cross or left cross depending on your stands in boxing. Why is this? Well let me explain it simple I’m right handed so I will you me as an example. Me throwing a right cross it will be supported by my right leg which is also my strong leg and with the pivoting motion, bicep and tricep all combine it will create a super power punch.. Arguello made a living of the right cross and he sent alot of his opponents to the canvas with what I think was his signature punch. But it is not the perfect blow..
The left hook or right again depending on your stands is the punch that will take your opponent out a lot easier than even the right cross. Why is this? The left hook again using me as the example is my lead hand, it is usually the punch coming from the side making a bit more difficult for the opponent to see, and as they say they one you don’t see coming is usually the one that hurts the most. As the hook is landed on the side of the head (face) while the right cross is landed straight forward. If you have your chin tucked in it while receiving a right cross there’s a big probability that you will stay standing. On the other hand when a hook lands with the motion of your body going sideways it will keep going, this is because there’s nothing supporting the head on either side, they are basically no muscles to hold the head on the impact of a left hook, A right cross, landing straight all your neck muscles will protect you and absorb most of the blow. Landing a left hook will rattle your brain and bring you down. Another advantage of the left hook is that most of the times is landed in short quarters making it that more difficult to see or time it. Besides that is a the main weapon to punch the body, giving the left hook another advantage over any punch in boxing. We have seen greats use this weapon and it had been or was there bread and butter punch. Roy Jones Jr., Tito Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier and many, many more use this punch to take out their opponents.. What do you guys think is the perfect punch?

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