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.
Looping and Overhand punches definitely have their place in boxing.
Once you have mastered a straight right, you can slightly arc it to slip around an opponents guard or over his jab. Aiming at an opponents temple or ear/jaw area.
I don't think its any less powerful since the body mechanics are pretty similar with both punches (shifting you're body weight by rotating you're hips).
If you're opponent defends against you're right straight by blocking with his left or slipping to his left.... It only makes sense to slight arch you're punch