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.
The pendulum step is a rhythmic, quick back-and-forth step and is useful for amateur boxing.
Parrying is a defensive maneuver, where you swipe your opponent’s punch away.
An L-step is a distinctive step that boxers take to quickly move laterally. Moving laterally is necessary if you want to find more angles and openings for your shots.
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.
Nutrition for boxing can be very different than nutrition for other sports. This article will focus on what boxers in particular need for great boxing.
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).