The shot put technique is VERY close to boxing punch mechanics, both use weight transfer, hip rotation, leg drive the main difference is a shot put guy takes a run up or does a few spins first to build momentum. None the less like in boxing its the leg and hip torque that provide most of the power. Here are some of the best punchers in boxing history as a comparison Would the shot putters rival the best punchers for power if they learn how to punch properly? Would the boxers rival the best throwers if they learn how to shot put properly? Why or why not?