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Old 09-19-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Right Hook/Overhand Right

I have real difficulty landing the right hook/overhand right on opponents, especially taller ones.

One of my main sparring partners is tall with a big reach, however he carries his left low. I fail to land or always fall short with the right hook/overhand, when in reality it should be my bread and butter.

Any tips?
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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i find it uncomfortable to use the right hook most of the time, i use it to get out when im pushed back in the corners, as far as overhand, i usually connect with some sort of head movement, if i slip and come with a nice overhand and land it its a KO punch. Dont forget hes taller but you should be faster. If you manage to break in into close fighting you should be able to pivot/turn fast enough to get an overhand/straight right when his guard is open. This is sparring, improvise.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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Step in behind double jab, blast the overhand right, finish with left hook to the body. My favourite vs taller people

He's taller/longer arms so you've got to make sure you are stepping in with your jab, or stepping in as you slip his jab.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:57 PM   #4
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Step in behind double jab, blast the overhand right, finish with left hook to the body. My favourite vs taller people

He's taller/longer arms so you've got to make sure you are stepping in with your jab, or stepping in as you slip his jab.
aaaaa ye love this move, shouldve mentioned it, i use it on shorter people. step behind with jabs, when im trying to setup my shot i leave my left hand out for one second (measure) then completely shift my weight from left to right with a booming straight, broke a guys nose with that
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: Right Hook/Overhand Right

You're not just going straight in for the overhand are you? Set it up.

Best shot I ever landed on a bigger guy was a feint jab-left hook to the body-overhand right. Left hook to the body sets it up.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:41 PM   #6
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My coach has very little English, he's calling for a right hook, but it's undoubtedly the overhand right he wants.

I don't try to land it as a lead punch, unless I'm timing it over the jab.

Can someone please explain the mechanics of the overhand right, especially the footwork. I think this is were my problems lay.

Cheers for the info.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #7
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The Overhand is a counter, it will only really work if you are using it to counter his jab.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #8
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If you are coming in with it, try to combine it with a slip to your left (inside). Its easier to get that overhand arc when you slip.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:37 PM   #9
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When he throws the right, block with your left hand, turn your body with the punch.

When he's pulling his hand back, turn your body back towards him and counter with the overhand right and follow with a left hook to the ribs.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:45 PM   #10
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Dig your right hook just above his lead elbow REAL hard with a jab-hook to the body combo a few times. That punch should make him pray that your hook never lands and more important make him feel "right" keeping his lead arm low. Make sure you change levels or lean a bit with it too. Make it a bit "readable". I am talking milliseconds here not letting him land on you flush!

When you get him respecting that punch/combo AND thinking he can defend it? You have him. Feint the jab, step ALL THE WAY IN, change levels, and send that monster at his head. If you are lucky? You should be able to land it every few shots. Make sure you take note of how he is defending it too so you can bake his cake later...

He will catch on though and probably lean back on you (considering you said he keeps his lead hand low). Now this is about your speed timing and craftiness. If you have those attributes you can now feint (or throw) the overhand and wallop his gut or head with an overhand left, left hook, or uppercut...

You should get the best of him that session. How many before he catches on? Who knows. Good luck.

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Old 09-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #11
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The Overhand is a counter, it will only really work if you are using it to counter his jab.
Not true. You can lead with it. Especially if a guy respects your body attack and like the author stated keeps his lead hand low.

It was similar to how Mosley rocked Mayweather. If you really commit and step in? You can do serious damage.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:10 PM   #12
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Let me ask you a question...He is taller, jabs a lot, and keeps his left hand low. What punch do you think he is expecting you to throw? Maybe that is why you aren't landing it? Maybe he keeps his left hand low to get you to keep throwing a punch that he can consistently avoid. Maybe one of these days he'll figure out that he is dictating which punch you are looking for and, instead of making you miss it, he'll counter you off of it.
Get low and close the distance; try and make him jab down at you. Then it is a matter of timing the right hand over his jab. Get outside his jab-surround it- by weaving under, or by parrying to that position. Pivot to your right, on your left foot, and throw the right hand over his left shoulder. Gives you a good angle and a lot of force on the punch (due to the pivot) and he'll probably turn to follow you and turn right into the punch.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #13
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Punch straight.
Keep your right hand, arm, elbow close/tight to your body.
When you throw the one two, step in and turn, follow thru with your right hand.
You will punch much harder and your opponent wont see it coming.
Never use an overhand right.
You lose power, and your opponent should see it coming.
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