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Old 11-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default ALWAYS finish with your left???yes or no

hey here is an interesting point


i have trained with european trainers and they say that
with some exceptions you should always finish with your
left
usually a jab or left hook

so you come back to your stance in good balance


the north american trainers say something similar
about finishing a combo with the left
usually a left hook


interesting enough i trained with a boxer-coach from
Dominican republic and he said that
alot of coaches in latin countries tell you to finish with the
right because it is the most powerful punch

i have noticed some latin fighters doing this when doing pads etc in
training videos


just interested in what you guys think of this
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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if you do combo and than step back with hook (check hook) or jab its ok especially if your opponents right hand is falling when he attacks (if he is orthodox), but sometimes a hard straight right is more then must! so, it deppends on opponents style, guard, stance etc...
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Its not what punch you finish with, but where u position your feet,i would say..
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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I don't see how ending with a short right leaves you off balance any more than a left
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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Its not what punch you finish with, but where u position your feet,i would say..
Yeah I agree with this, with good footwork it doesn't really matter what punch you finish with, there are exceptions of course, as always, but it all depends on the situation, styles and fights are all different, I don't think you can say ALWAYS finish with a left
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Finishing with the jab is recommended because it shoots you back in good defensive position. Not something you always have to do, but I try to finish most combos with an exit jab and step off at an angle. Of course you don't want to be too predictable.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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When you throw a right handed punch, the weight ends up on your left foot. This leaves you unable to move, until you redistribute your weight, which you do by throwing a left handed punch.
A lot of the reason behind finishing with a left hook is that it is very often a blind-side punch, one your opponent doesn't see coming.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #8
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I think its footwork, my coach tells me when you punch you shouldnt be lunging in because if you miss then you are out of balance. so he tells me that it all comes from the feet and the switching of weight inbetween them and bringing them back. so essentially if you throw a right from your stance you shouldnt be lunging in and so when you pull your right hand back you should be in proper, balanced fighting stance. So i've been told.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:30 PM   #9
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boxing is like music and each round is like a song. every movement sets up another movement until the music stops at the end of each round. it's kind of like jazz where you're improvising as you go, building on the scales and progressions that you know.

combinations are simply scales/patterns that help you learn what goes together. EVERY combination should end with you being in a safe position. If you can still touch your man with either your straight left or right, and definitely a left hook, then chances are he can still touch you.

finishing a combination with your jab is good for beginners b/c your straight right has the right shoulder and your left shoulder "loaded", your finishing left jab is really powerful and will place your body in the closest thing to the ready position off of a punch. but you should still move your feet after, setting up a new position of attack.

finishing with your left hook means that you are for surely in range to still be hit, and your combination should finish with rolling out to the left (if your weight was over to the right leg) or dropping your head to the left (if your weight was on the left leg after throwing the hook).

when you finish with your right, your weight might be more on the front leg which means that you could finish your combination with a step back (first video below) then coming around ...

OR roll out to the right, like a lot of latin fighters are taught (second video below).

if your weight is centered or in your right leg (in a narrow stance) when throwing your straight right you can easily drop your head to the right, taking it off center line and setting up another right (third video) and end with a roll out.

another common lesson for a beginner is to "finish" with your right, return to ready position, and immediately double or triple jab to the left .

any way you look at it, true boxing combinations (not just recreationally hitting the bag) should always finish in a safe position; during the round you are always moving something, hands, head or feet.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:31 AM   #10
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i got taught to finish with my left but i dont tell the kids at our boxing club to do the same.it suited me as i was a boxer who liked to hit and move but it wouldnt suit a banger
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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Yeah I agree with this, with good footwork it doesn't really matter what punch you finish with, there are exceptions of course, as always, but it all depends on the situation, styles and fights are all different, I don't think you can say ALWAYS finish with a left
To me, allways finishing with the left means that the opponent can allways counter you with the right?:P i would have picked it up right away, that the opponent finished with the left everytime and countered him with the right hand. If u keep getting countered with the right hand over your left,are u still gonna allways finish with the left? it all depends on where u plant your feets. the feets are getting you in and out of all the positions u wanna be in when boxing.its more inportant to allways finish with defense and offense after throwing a combo than allways finish with a punch:P
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