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Old 11-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default I got maybe a stupid question but it's about the official rules....

Don't laugh at me too much, okay? I got into a discussion with a buddy of mine about punches that land on the chest whether they were on purpose or not. Are those legal? If they aren't then are they scoring punches? Is there any rule on that? Do they count like body shots or if they do it so it's obvious is it something you can get called for? It's weird I never really thought of it much. I guess because of the heart it shouldn't be legal? I don't know! I feel so dumb I been watching fights forever!
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: I got maybe a stupid question but it's about the official rules....

I suppose hitting d chest is legal just because I didn't hear/read otherwise .
I remember Foreman saying Holyfield was/is smart 4 hitting d chest and I read that d referee ****ed Charles in his 3rd fight vs Cream by not allowing him 2 hit Cream's collarbone .
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:43 PM   #4
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There legal as the chest is part of the body.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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There legal as the chest is part of the body.
so r d kidneys , d back n d balls .
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: I got maybe a stupid question but it's about the official rules....

Solar Plexus I don't know if you'll consider this as chest but its darn close and learend in every gym.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: I got maybe a stupid question but it's about the official rules....

Legal and useful. Jab to the chest is useful to find the range or offbalance the opponent.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:07 PM   #8
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Its legal and if used correctly is very effective.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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Default Re: I got maybe a stupid question but it's about the official rules....

Holyfield jabbed Lewis' chest effectively in the rematch during the first half of the fight.

Adamek for a period was also doing this very well at CW.
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Definitely legal.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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Jimmy Young used to target the heart specifically, he was such a vicious beast, only looking to stop you any way he could. You know the Rocky character Ivan Drago? Remember his line "If he dies, he dies."? That was inspired by Jimmy Young, who was asked specifically about his well-timed heart punches.

"I'm there to take hearts. If he dies, he dies."

~Jimmy Young, shortly before brutally destroying Ken Norton in a 15-round split decision loss TKO victory that he was robbed of, because corrupt judges don't count victories that you lose or knockouts where the guy isn't hurt.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #12
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Solar Plexus I don't know if you'll consider this as chest but its darn close and learend in every gym.
I thought the solar plexus was right under the chest in the middle above the abs? Still it seems it's legal from what everybody's saying. So I guess you couont it as a scoring body shot?
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #13
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Jimmy Young used to target the heart specifically, he was such a vicious beast, only looking to stop you any way he could. You know the Rocky character Ivan Drago? Remember his line "If he dies, he dies."? That was inspired by Jimmy Young, who was asked specifically about his well-timed heart punches.

"I'm there to take hearts. If he dies, he dies."

~Jimmy Young, shortly before brutally destroying Ken Norton in a 15-round split decision loss TKO victory that he was robbed of, because corrupt judges don't count victories that you lose or knockouts where the guy isn't hurt.
NO! That can't be right!
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Jimmy Young used to target the heart specifically, he was such a vicious beast, only looking to stop you any way he could. You know the Rocky character Ivan Drago? Remember his line "If he dies, he dies."? That was inspired by Jimmy Young, who was asked specifically about his well-timed heart punches.

"I'm there to take hearts. If he dies, he dies."

~Jimmy Young, shortly before brutally destroying Ken Norton in a 15-round split decision loss TKO victory that he was robbed of, because corrupt judges don't count victories that you lose or knockouts where the guy isn't hurt.
Jimmy Young UDs Joe Louis brah
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NO! That can't be right!
Are you questioning the reliability of BE as a source?

How very dare you?
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