I think he has the best one of the Filipino boxers. My aim is to make it if I could at least 90% or similar of what my right hand can generate. Perhaps you could use the horizontal fist to weaken your opponent and then throw the vertical fist once his reflexes have slowed. Im having trouble with the left hook becouse my left hand is still a bit too weak for my liking. Ill try too, stand with your knees bent 10%.
The important thing is to have confidence and to throw it without being scared of getting counter-punched. It takes a bit of practice but will help you in mobility. The rest of this guide focuses on countering the left hook as an orthodox fighter. Plus where the head is, you dont want to get countered. In that bout, Louis ripped a series of powerful punches—most of them were devastating right hands—and Schmeling could be heard screaming in pain as a result. Now, quick as you can turn the hand down, palm down, feel the kinetic link with thumb and hip. You are off balance simple.
It's good for combinations etc. A body hook is always vertical fist. The trainers at my gym are pretty aligned that unless you are a vicious inside fighter there is no good reason for a righty to throw a right hook. A perfect example of a digging left hook is one thrown by Marco Antonio Barrera or Mickey Ward or Ricky Hatton. It's evident there's a use for it and as part of a combination can be a devastating finishing blow. Basically, you have to throw it when your opponent is least expecting it.
About The Left Hook At Short Range The left hook can be thrown at 3 different ranges; long range, mid range and short range. You will miss almost every time because all your opponent has to do is lean back a few inches. I am a righty so I stand orthodox, but I also like to use my right hand as a jab so I switch to southpaw sometimes. My opinion about facing the front foot straight forward is that it makes your body more square with your opponent as you move around. I recommend you to practice and learn all of them and to use that to your advantage.
Notably, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson had nasty left hooks. Effective infighting, incorporating skills such as the short range left hook, is a difficult boxing technique to master. Often the left hook follows a successful jab because the opponent is worried about the straight right coming this combination takes a lot of strength and endurance. Some left hooks will be easier for some people than other people. Some brands of punching gloves will give you more thumb support than other brands. The cross, left hook 2-3 combo is your best option here. Read on to learn how throw dangerous left hooks without getting countered.
Instead of rotating inward, as mentioned above, you can pivot to your left. His fight with Boza-Edwards, his finest performance, is on youtube at His 12th round against Limon was also a thriller at : He was doubling up the hooks and doing lunging lead hooks in this one. He had a series of devastating punches, but his short right hand could be thrown in an instant and turn the lights out on anyone who was hit squarely by it. It is performed by turning the and back, thereby swinging the arm, which is bent at an angle near or at 90 degrees, in a horizontal arc into the opponent. Joe Louis is often acknowledged to be the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.
He moves forward as opposed to pivoting it to the right. He had a very unique style as he did not jab very often, if at all, did not have a great chin, not very active foot work and a porous defense. Ask your opponent to move slower to the point where you can train your eye to see the left hooks coming. When Frazier fought Muhammad Ali in their celebrated 1971 bout at Madison Square Garden, his 15th-round left hook sent Ali to the canvas and was the punch that clinched the fight in Frazier's favor. It will feel fluid and fast.
Sparring sessions allow you to work on new skills, like the counterpunching techniques described above. Who will ever forget Mike Tyson's devastating uppercut, Joe Frazier's lethal left hook or Rocky Marciano's overpowering right hand? It also helps to rotate slightly inward as the punch lands. It will surely help next time! Take the punch on the elbow and quickly spring upward with a right uppercut. This thrust rotates your upper-body in a clockwise direction around the central axis so that your hips and shoulders will align approximately with the opponent. Using the front left leg as the pivot point you turn the right shoulder and hip through to the center line while raising the right elbow to form a 90 degree bend in the arm and whip it around to the left shoulder.
The prettiest punch by far in boxing is the left hook. Conversely, right hands are easier to throw, but much more difficult to land because we see it coming. Classes are structured and mixed to cater for men and women of all abilities and fitness levels. One of Terry's favorite punches is the American hook. The good news is that the left hook can be taught. I have read along the comments and somehow got some ideas on how to properly execute a hook.