The last punches to learn are the uppercuts. An uppercut is a punch that is thrown upwards instead of straight ahead (jab and straight) or looping to a side (lead and rear hooks).
Being the second straight punch in a boxer’s arsenal, the straight is both fast and powerful. While the technique for a jab and hooks may vary depending on style, the technique for a straight requires more emphasis.
Hooks are power punches thrown with an emphasis on rotation. They are meant for close-range boxing and have more power than other punches at the cost of being slow.
This article will be about the jab, a simple punch in boxing that has many uses but is often overlooked.