The way boxers position their hands in their stance is called their guard, and every guard has its strengths and weaknesses. This article will give you an overview of the different types of guards in boxing.
USA Boxing specifies that the target areas in boxing is everything in front of the boxer’s ears. This means that not only is the face a part of the target area but also the front of the body, i.e. everything under and in front of the armpit is also a part of the target area. In this post, I will briefly specify what targets one should aim for and the notable effects of hitting each area, provided that each is hit hard and accurate enough.
For the advanced boxer, here are short descriptions of selected and useful variations of the 2.
Part of landing a knockout punch requires, of course, power, but the other part of it requires timing.
Sometimes your straight gets blocked or parried too much. This can happen often if your opponent is used to a straight that comes down the pipe. If this does happen, then throwing an overhand straight can help you land your straight.