The mechanics of a punch - The left hook - With Jermell Charlo and David Lemieux

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This vid shows why Lem hits harder than Charlo, I feel Charlo is completely overrated, who would win between these two hookers?
     
  2. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lemieux has a very natural left hook. One of the best in the sport.
     
  3. blackfella96

    blackfella96 Active Member Full Member

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    Lemieux hook on O'Sullivan was very nice
    But I think Charlo wins this one
     
  4. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lemieux outputs WAY more power than Charlo. Doesn't matter though because Charlo will be landing far more clean, accurate power punches and will end it by the 8th.
     
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  5. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    difference between a hooker and a pimper.
     
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  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Charlo vs Lemmy is an excellent fight. I think that if Lemieux can turn it into a shootout, his ridiculous punch power will win it for him.
     
  7. JamesLightsOutToney

    JamesLightsOutToney Respect to all boxers Full Member

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    Just a question: is it systematically better (stronger/more explosive) to bring the weight to the back foot when throwing a left hook or are their cases in which it is not (different distances, hook to the body or shoulder etc)?
     
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  8. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Kinda what I'm thinking in this matchup. Lemmie from 4-5 years ago, another story.
     
  9. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    It's complex, You can throw a mean left hook to the body with your weight on either foot. The leverage and shoulder snap is everything & where you are positionally. You can begin the punch with weight on one foot and transfer it or not.
     
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  10. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Worst Poster of 2015 Full Member

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    Lemmy is obviously the harder puncher, his left hook is basically all he has though.. If he can’t land it he can’t win.
     
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  11. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

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    Punchers are made, not born.
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Punch mechanics.
     
  13. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Lemieux is like David Tua, they just have a left hook - and almost total dependence on it.
     
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  14. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

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    Lemmy's one of those Tommy Morrison types whose technique is so textbook on that one shot he can be used as an example to up and coming fighters, even if the rest of this game isn't quite to flawless.

    He really is a great example of how power isn't some mystical property bestowed by the gods on high but a simple matter of practising and perfecting proper weight transference and body mechanics.
     
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  15. Badbot

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    Well, yeah. If you are throwing an actual left hook, you want transfer all of your weight from the front foot to the back foot.
    Same with a body shot.
    Only case I can think of when it´s not a good idea is when using a check hook. Then you can hold your weight on the front foot to pivot and turn. Of course there are throwaway punches.

    Light tap upstairs, no weight transfer. Then go downstairs, transferring all of the weight from lead foot to back foot.
     
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