Boxing Combinations – Jab, Uppercut, Right Cross

by Fran on July 25, 2010

Boxing Combinations – Proactive Counter-Punching!

Another long range 3 punch combination here, incorporating an inside slip.  We’ve covered before how counter-punching is very much a proactive skill i.e. you often do something to draw a reaction from the opponent, predicting what the reaction will be and responding accordingly.  This combination is a demonstration of this proactive approach:

  1. Jab
  2. Inside slip, then halfway through the slip
  3. Long range left uppercut
  4. Right cross.

On step 2, the long range left uppercut is thrown when you are 50% of the way through the slip i.e. at the lowest point.  By starting the shot here, the power and angle of entry is improved.  The uppercut, as well as lifting the opponent’s head on contact, also provides maximum rotation to really load up on that final right cross!

Check out the article on boxing combinations to get more of an understanding of the technical theory behind building effective combinations.  In the meantime, leave a question or comment below.



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svenjamin July 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I’m a little confused about the timing here.
Do you initiate the uppercut while starting to slip and make contact half way through the slip, or do you initate half way through the slip, and land it around completion of the slip? The latter makes more biomechanical sense to me. And then I guess you are back in neutral set to throw the cross. Nevermind, I think I answered my own question. This combo sans the slip is probably one of my top 5 most frequently used, so I just had to think that through out loud. = )


Fran July 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Great thought processes!!!! You got there anyway, the slip opens up a really nice angle and the final punch (the straight right) carries the most ‘sting’!


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