This is a comprehensive training and nutrition guide for aspiring or actual amateur boxers. It presents information from national and international boxing organizations, knowledge we’ve gained from years of boxing experience, and guidance from coaches who were amateur boxing champions or coached amateur boxing champions.
Many factors influence whether a punch hurts. In this post, I’ll focus on the pain from a punch (instead of its damage) and explain when punches hurt and when they don’t.
This will be a short post about the punch numbering system in boxing. The numbering system can vary from coach to coach, gym to gym, but there is a standard way which most people learn when they first start boxing.
For the advanced boxer, here are short descriptions of selected and useful variations of the 2.
Parrying is a defensive maneuver, where you swipe your opponent’s punch away.
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.