5 Boxing Techniques with Boxing Gloves to Improve Your Skills

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If you’re looking to learn something unique and compelling, try the following pro boxing techniques. It would help if you were warned, though, as they are not easy to learn and may need a unique athletic skill set, but keep in mind that it’s not impossible. So, just put on your boxing gloves and get ready to use these techniques. Even if you can execute some of these techniques, it is critical not to do it constantly, as a skilled counterpuncher will ultimately deal with it.

Lead hook with a leap

Although it looks pretty straightforward, the leaping lead hook is a hard punch to perfect. It is essentially just a lead hook delivered while jumping in at the same time. Leaping lead hook includes footwork, body alignment, accuracy, timing, and, of course, punch technique. Ineffective implementation of any of the factors mentioned may result in you diving headfirst into a counterpunch. Here are some boxing techniques for throwing the jumping lead hook effectively.

Maintain distance

This is the best boxing techniques that you must follow. Don’t ever leap in from a great distance, as your adversary will indeed be able to see you approaching. You’re supposed to toss it when you’re only a few inches out of range.

Jump height

As you leap, your feet’ maximum height is approximately an inch. Indeed, as you leap in, your feet should ideally sweep the floor as if gliding.

Bend your knees

Your knees should be bent slightly from the moment you leap until the moment you land. This provides stability and a means of escape in the event of a miss.

Keep it short

Avoid throwing the lead hook too wide since this may decrease your speed and power. If you’re inside the proper distance, you’ll be able to quickly and powerfully throw a short lead hook.

Maintain control of your power

Avoid following through on the hook; if you do, you will end up swinging wildly off-balance.

Maintain your guard

You should keep your rear guard up high and cover your chin. If you are inexperienced or athletic, you should avoid employing the jumping lead hook because it is dangerous and quickly wrong.

Punch for corkscrew

The corkscrew punch is a punch that is thrown while simultaneously twisting the shoulder, elbow, and wrist so that your thumb faces downward and your palm faces out. This method can be awkward for some fighters, and many choose to avoid it.  Among the benefits of this punch are the following.

Hand protection

By angling your forearms, you can increase the stability of your wrist. Many fighters injure their thumbs when they throw power punches. Still, when you corkscrew a punch, you ensure that your knuckles (especially on the forefinger) make contact with the target first, avoiding any impact on your thumb.

Chin protection

When you throw a punch, you’ll notice that the shoulder of your punching arm instinctively elevates slightly, providing additional protection for your chin.

Improved defensive posture 

The corkscrew punch’s action pushes you to bend at an angle, making it more difficult for your opponent to counterpunch you. Particularly, hits complement the corkscrew boxing techniques, while others I would avoid. I would avoid using the corkscrew jab since it puts you in an awkward position to follow up with other punches, and uppercuts are notoriously tricky to corkscrew.

The following corkscrew punches are recommended:

Corkscrew cross

The cross is the most straightforward punch to throw using a corkscrew motion. It is a powerful punch that will connect with the target faster than any other punch.

Corkscrew lead hook

While the lead hook is one of the most efficient punches in general, you may want to consider throwing it in a corkscrew motion if you find yourself injuring your wrist or thumb.

Corkscrew rear hook

Because the rear hook is thrown from the back, connecting the knuckles to the target can frequently be challenging, especially if your opponent is barely inside your reach or at an awkward angle. You may quickly hit the target with your knuckles without injuring your wrist by corkscrewing the rear hook, as your forearm provides additional support.

Overhand corkscrew

This is my preferred corkscrew punch. It is identical to the corkscrew rear hook, except it comes from above rather than from the side, making it more difficult for your opponent to see.

Cross cross

The double-cross / straight hook is similar to the multiple lead hook but is more successful and less hazardous. To accomplish this feat, follow these steps:

  • Execute a cross punch usually but without completing it. This assists in blinding your adversary’s view.
  • As it strikes the target, gently pull your arm back a few inches.
  • Extend your arm one more to re-hit the goal.

The double-cross will confuse and frustrate your opponent. If executed properly, it is also an excellent way to set up a hard body shot.

Shadow roll

More recently, the shoulder roll is a defensive tactic popularised by Floyd Mayweather Jr., James Toney, and Adrien Broner. It entails deflecting the cross and overhand with the lead shoulder and protecting the body with the forearm. Once the blow is deflected, you’re in an ideal position to respond with a short uppercut/cross.

The shoulder roll is a skill that needs quick reactions, timing, and proper body placement. Even the most minor lapse in judgment can result in a flush hit, as your lead arm is held low.

Few fighters can effectively pull it off (frequently due to style and technique), and I would not recommend doing it without putting in a lot of practice first. It is not for everyone, and if the shoulder roll does not fit your style, omit it entirely; otherwise, you risk completely ruining it.

Multiple lead hooks

A single lead hook, or even a double, is simple to throw. However, only a select few fighters can efficiently throw the lead hook in groups of three, four, or even more.

Here are some techniques for successfully throwing many lead hooks:

Throw quickly

When you’re throwing more than two of the same punch, speed is the key.

Keep punches short

To throw swift punches in threes and fours, you must keep them short, which requires you to be in close range.

Aim for the face, not the body, because going with several weak blows is unproductive and leaves you vulnerable to a counter. You may, however, direct your final hook at the body, as it will be the most powerful.

Maintain control over your power

Only the final punch of the combo should be delivered with force. All preceding punches in the combination should have a negligible amount of power to function as a distraction.

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