Originally Posted by rodney
Your opponent can see overhand looping punches a mile away.
Not so with a straight right.
You hide it by keeping close to your side.
Plus much more power in a straight right.
Your never predictable if you can box, feint, and use your jab to set up your punches.
Plus overhand, looping punches are arm punches --- no real power.
Much more power in a straight right , which when thrown properly rolls off your body.
Now go ahead and do what you want.
I hate to see beginners get sucked in by your comments.
A straight right is a great punch. But your only punch with your rear hand? That's idiotic. The most force you can get out of any punch in boxing is the rear hand hook, there are scientific studies with high level boxers showing that. Your opponent can see an overhand shot from a mile away if you don't disguise it first with a jab or feint, yes. You can see a straight right immediately as well if that's the only way you fire your rear hand, the more variety in your punches the more you slow down your opponents reactions. Overhand punches are arm punches?
You obviously are a beginner if you think you're only allowed to throw a straight right and nothing else.