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Setting up the left hook to the body?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by TommyHearns, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. TommyHearns

    TommyHearns Yellow Belt

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    i have very good left hook to body but sometimes against experienced opponents it is hard to setup.

    Any ways of setting it up APART FROM:

    1. Slipping jab and landing left hook to the body under
    2. Ending a combination to head with left hook to the body
    3. Feinting jab and throwing left hook to body
    4. Double-hook head-body like Micky Ward

    I've done all these with success but against experienced opponents its hard.
     
  2. z0nk

    z0nk Blue Belt

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    you've almost covered them all for me. i try to bring their guard up then work the body, then go back to their head. i usually use jab, cross, then left body hook. or cross to the head, left hook to head, left hook to body.

    try jab to head, cross to stomach, then left body hook (if they've blocked that then go back to the head again with a cross).
     
  3. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    hmmm.....many ways.

    I'd ask King.
     
  4. Crimson Tiger

    Crimson Tiger Green Belt

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    Jab to the head, right straight to the body, left hook to the body, and left hook to head. Although it ends with hook to the head....
     
  5. Eduardo R.

    Eduardo R. Amateur Fighter

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    Slipping a jab to throw a left hook to the body is very dangerous, you're gonna step right into a straight right or right uppercut. Instead try slipping outside your opponents cross and throwing the left hook to the body, he will be wide open and extended. As for setting one up I really like the double jab fake the straight right and then throw your left hook.
     
  6. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    Good advice. What you might try instead of throwing a left hook off of slipping the jab is jabbing to the body after you slip, or if he's got a lazy jab, an over hand right.
     
  7. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You covered all the practical ones pretty well. Left hook to the body is the best punch for fighters that aren't that fast or technical ... even when another fighter is much better than you, you can bring them down to your level with a couple left hooks down low.
     
  8. I-Shoji

    I-Shoji Green Belt

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    There's always hooks to the body from the clinch :p
    You didn't mention that.
     
  9. Eduardo R.

    Eduardo R. Amateur Fighter

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    An overhand right over a slow jab works really well, I also like to slip outside the jab and throw a right uppercut to the head or body.
     
  10. godking

    godking Purple Belt

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    Its a cheap trick but you can use your right hand to push away your opponents guard up close and then throw your left hook.
     

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