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.
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.