Discussion in 'Boxing' started by paulbrec, Jan 4, 2012.
Right.. well.. manny would be the one to pull off a superman punch in boxing
step up, parry and punch
Superman punches in boxing? Kids these days.
The jab will always be the most important punch in a boxer's repertoire, with rare exception. To me the sign of a masterclass boxer is a killer lead uppercut. It's like the Rodney Dangerfield of punches: it's underrated and rarely utilized well.
Sig worthy I say!
Without a doubt the left hook. To the body or head, it's a thing of beauty.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiqaAehf1VA"]TOP 5 GREATEST LEFT HOOK's EVER - YouTube[/ame]
Knock yourself out!
(Gotta love bad puns!)
If had to choose one, it would be the jab. Its the punch that can be used both offensively and defensively, to either set up combinations or bait people in. Sure, it may not be the knock out punch in the Boxers arsenal, but when executed well it can send a shock to your opponents system.
Are we discussing pro boxing or our (amateurs) favorite offensive punches. Brutal posted a clip of a guy throwing a "Superman punch" with his left/lead hand. Totally applicable in everyday boxing... Not that common but I have seen that flying jab more than plenty of times... It is even thought in boxing although in a slightly different version...
EDIT: What bugs me with that punch is that the left leg is not leading but rather going back while you punch... Somehow not a natural reflex for me... I would have to practice that a lot...
The boxing version of the Superman punch would have to be the kangaroo/gazelle punch, popularized initially by Floyd Patterson. Patterson's style was "wrong" by most boxing experts' opinions, but his peek-a-boo style made his trademark punch useful for him. However, once the "magic" of his punch was discovered, he never had much success with it after that.
Absolutely right. It is not something you can rely on every time, but if you use it in just the right time... Can be effective... Someone that springs to mind when we talk about these flying jabs is Prince Naseem... He did that so fast and so well...
If you look carefully, at 1:01 you will see a genuine "Superman Punch" in boxing...
Since there has been a few mentions of left hooks-- this guy has the best left hook.
Oh he's Bruuuutal, oh its true.
At 6:40 Dang! Dong!
Some boxers pulled the bolo punch off well too. Punches like these however are not standard boxing fare. For every one who can pull it off, there's thousands of imitators who can't. Those special people can do things "wrong" for them but that's because in most cases they're at such a high skill level they already have the basics at a masterful level. When you see amateurs trying out this nonsense, it just makes them look foolish.
Two words - Sonny Liston
I always liked Jim Braddock's Smash, like a mix between an uppercut and a hook but not easy to block, I'd hazard a guess that for many trained boxers the odd angle would leave some confusion on how to block it. There's probably better punches, but from a personal standpoint this was the first punch I recognized as being a non standard punch.
Here's David Tua's Superman Punch. Now which one of you would want to be on the other end of it?
Razor Ruddock used that too - his KO of Michael Dokes was horrific!!
That was awesome and really scary at the same time.
I've not seen that before, cheers!
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