George Foremans "hook crosses"

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  1. spacetime

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    Looks like half way/incomplete european hooks. How common are they in elite boxing? Was he the only one employing them? More specifically: Foreman threw vertical crosses to the body instead of actual hooks. Did it a lot against Ali. They look like a European hook thrown vertically.

    So he basically mixed the hook and cross punch in one. Elbow was usually vertical, not horisontal to the ground like a standard hook. But it could travel in both a horizontal and vertical trajectory when he threw them.
     
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    Wtf is a European hook?
     
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    My favourite kind of hook is the hooker.
     
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