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Body punching is overrated

Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by Tyson379, Oct 5, 2013.



  1. Tyson379

    Tyson379 Active Member Full Member

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    0 body punches landed by Klitschko and he utterly decimated Povetkin and won all 12 rounds. When you have amazing talent, body punches are useless in comparison to head punches.

    Everyone always mentions why don't they go to the body? It's because you don't need to if you know how to target the head.
     
  2. bluetrail

    bluetrail New Member Full Member

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    Body punching is candy for elitists who never stepped a foot in the ring. Sure, a well-placed liver-shot can decimate anyone. However, at the top level most guys know exactly how to avoid that.

    In reality, most boxers would willingly eat 10 body punches, if in change they get one opening for a hook. At least that holds true for power-punchers.
     
  3. iamtheman

    iamtheman Well-Known Member Full Member

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    body punching doesn't only allow for ko's sometimes though, it can help take wind out of your opponent, tire them out. Mix up your attack to allow shots to the head or body that aren't as predictable.the fact is, lot's of fighters have perfected body shots and have used it to great effect. if they didn't use them, perhaps they wouldn't be as good or have the ko percentages they've amassed.
     
  4. Muff

    Muff Well-Known Member Full Member

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  5. CrossedLine

    CrossedLine Active Member Full Member

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    don't feed the troll
     
  6. lefthandlead

    lefthandlead Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Body punching works... just some ATG'S like Ali and Klits don't need them.
     
  7. Barrera

    Barrera Defeated Boxing_master Full Member

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    Someones clearly never taken a body shot
     
  8. Ripper11

    Ripper11 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Tell that to Donaire. If he didn't head hunt like a ******, he would have KO'd Mathebula and Vasquez
     
  9. TheHitman81

    TheHitman81 Road Warrior Full Member

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    Garbage thread from a casual fan
     
  10. pedrin1787

    pedrin1787 Active Member Full Member

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    Idiot, did you watch the Cotto fight?
     
  11. Lartize

    Lartize Active Member Full Member

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    Wlad was way taller then Povetkin; He almost couldn't have gone to the body against someone so much smaller.
     
  12. brood3

    brood3 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Tell Micky Ward that. Body Punching saved his career.
     
  13. Scrap21

    Scrap21 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Well this is dumb. First of all wlad is a giant who uses his height very well. He would somewhat take away that advantage by punching down or fighting inside throwing body shots.

    If you've ever sparred or box. 10 body punches will take out a lot more from you than 10 head shots. Trust me I box( 14 amateur fights ). I've never been knocked down by a head shot in a fight or sparring but I've been dropped by perfect body shots IN SPARRING. In sparring I'd prefer to take a head shot than a body shot because of the headgear lol No lie. A perfectly placed body shot will paralyze you son.
     
  14. modernfonzie

    modernfonzie Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    body punching is a lost art.
     
  15. Kid Cincinnati

    Kid Cincinnati GOOD BOY NATION Full Member

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    This thread deserves a left hook to the liver.