Boxing Combinations – Hit and Not be Hit!

by Fran on September 1, 2010

I wanted to do something a little different with this post on boxing combinations.  In all of the boxing combination posts thus far, I hope to have conveyed the message that a boxing combination is more than just punches.  To truly begin to build your own successful combinations, you must always be aware of the fact it is just as important to not get hit as it is to hit.  So, whilst the shots are an important aspect of this particular combination, the real message is in how we move away from the opponent after the shots have landed.

OK, I’ll present the the combination and then explain a little about the key skill elements to consider:

  1. Jab and move forward
  2. Jab and move forward
  3. Mid range right uppercut
  4. Roll outside (bob and weave article)
  5. Push away diagonally right.

As you’ve probably guessed, steps 1 and 2 constitute a double jab (on the attack).  The second jab takes us to mid-range and allows the delivery of the right uppercut.  Now, here’s the thing.  After the right uppercut has landed, we need to retreat out of range quickly and safely.  In order to achieve the safe exit, the outside roll and the diagonal movement are combined; begin the diagonal push when you are at the bottom of the outside roll.  The two skills are combined, this is very important and is in fact the essence of this boxing combination.

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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vinnie December 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

hello fran im a southpaw and im expecting too have my first ametuer bout in the new year , just wondering how a southpaw would perform that comboination


Fran December 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Hey Vinnie

Sorry for the delay in responding. When you perform the double-jab and you are boxing an orthodox, you may want to move diagonally forward to your right. This allows you to control your right hand side, a very important channel of attack for a southpaw against an orthodox (check out the Southpaw Versus Orthodox Explained! report if you haven’t done so already.) The right uppercut would become a left uppercut for you and then you can decide whether to roll outside (to your right) or to the inside (your left) Be aware that if you roll to your left, that the orthodox right hand is the main risk, so rolling to your right has least risk of taking a counter.

Enjoy your upcoming fight. I won’t say good luck because as boxers we have to make our own luck!

If I can be of any more help, let me know.

Cheers Vinnie.


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