Stepping into the Right Hand

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  1. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How many here find themselves stepping in (even a little) with their right leg when throwing a right cross or straight right (this is meant in the context for right handed people, left handed people vice versa).

    Ideally, I throw my jab, stepping in with my left foot. When my left foot lands (usually right around the time the punch lands), I throw the right off of it, pushing off a bit with my back leg and stepping in anywhere from 2 to 6 inches.

    Here's a massively controlled, ideal right. This guy only steps in right at the end, at the point of contact with the jaw.

     
  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If you step forward with your left foot then you move the right foot forward the same distance.
     
  3. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So, I step forward a bit with the left foot upon delivering the jab. Then, I throw the right hand, letting my right foot move forward the same distance into the punch?

    Btw thanks for helping!
     
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  4. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 booted Full Member

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    Just make sure you are turning your hips, shoulders, and basically whole body into the punch and not just arm punching. That's the real way to throw a good right hand.
     
  5. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Sometimes I do swing the whole body, including following through with the right foot. I can't get away with it too often, because I can be off balance and/or vulnerable. But those are some of the most devastating shot (check out how Earnie Shavers stepped into that godlike right hand he decked Larry Holmes with).
     
  6. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 booted Full Member

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    This could be an advantage if you ever decide to become a switch hitter, most switch hitters use the right hand (left hand from a southpaw stance) to switch their stances.
    But yeah, sacrificing position for more force can lead to some major power being hurled. I would recommend trying to get rid of this habit, if someone faster than you learns to time it you are in for a rough time.
     
  7. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah, it sure leaves one in a precarious position! Earnie tended to do too much of it himself, and his defense certainly suffered from it.

    I think the shot Hagler kod Hearns with was a right hand AS Marvin was switching back to southie.
     
  8. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 booted Full Member

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    If you watch closely, Hagler also (seems to be an accident) headbutts Hearns as he steps in and throws it.
    Still love my boy Hagler though
     
  9. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You're not alone, my friend.
     
  10. Songshadow

    Songshadow Dogged & Relentless Full Member

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    When I told the Doctor that it hurts when I do this; he said: well, stop doing that!
     
  11. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 booted Full Member

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    Just thought about this thread again.

    The reason is likely because you are leaning into the right hand, making yourself off-balance. Step in with your left, don't lean your weight too far forward as you throw the right. If it's a straight right with no jab, step in with that too. Just don't lean yourself into the punch and you should be good
     
  12. andrewe

    andrewe Ezekiel 33 booted Full Member

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    Could also be an issue with your stance, your legs are too close making you lean in more naturally.

    Try widening.
     


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