The Perfect Hook

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  1. NickChristo

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    Olivares deserves a shout for throwing the perfect left hook as well, his KO over Efren Torres is as clean as it comes.
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    Alexis Arguello's KO over Escalera is the perfect left hook off the jab
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  2. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Although I've always believed Curry's left hook on McCrory was perfection, I have always been a sucker for Frazier's hook on Ellis in their first fight. It lands at 6:48

     
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  3. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You know who I saw throw a really nice left hook at the Forum one night was Rafael Ruelas. This was well before he became champion and lost his legs, back when he was developing as a fighter instead of acting like he forgot how to fight.
    I don't recall who he was fighting but the left hook was so smooth and effortless. Scored a knockdown and it looked like he just reached out and touched him.
     
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  4. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Grey, this is one you'll appreciate. Art Hafey v Rodolfo Moreno at the Olympic. Hafey nails him in the last round at 3:42 of this film. Amazingly, ring commentator Jim Healy misses it and calls it a right hand. But the left hook was absolutely brutal in its finality.

     
  5. Cobra33

    Cobra33 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wow. That guy was a beast. Imagine having that human tank coming after you all night?
     
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  6. scartissue

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    Here's another of my favorites. This has to be about the best counter-left hook off the ropes I've seen. Jose Medel against Jesus Pimental. It happens at 29:20

     
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  7. Seamus

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    Weirdly, it was Hafey who suffered a brain hemorrhage in this fight, a condition which would ultimately cause his retirement.
     
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  8. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Pounchin powar calculateur Full Member

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    The perfect hook is the one that induces sleep, awarding you a win by KO.
     
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  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Thank you.
     
  10. Shempz

    Shempz Active Member Full Member

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    Yep. Beautiful punch hitting one granite chin.

     
  11. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Pounchin powar calculateur Full Member

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    Good night. Sleep well beautiful prince.

     
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  13. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In modern times, I loved Trinidad’s hooks that floored Vargas multiple times. Also his display at the end of the first round vs. Joppy. Beautiful and brutal perfect left hooks. His left hook which floored David Reid at the end of round 7 was a gem too. Short, didn’t travel far, but put Reid on the floor and dramatically changed the fight.
     
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  14. scartissue

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    I won't call this one a perfect left hook, but in a fun fight between Alfonso Zamora and Eddie 'Motorboat' Logan, the left hook Logan lands at about 25:58 has a profound effect on Zamora. There was a followup right hand but one can see it was the left hook that put Zamora into such disarray. It's funny, I immediately thought of a Warner Bros. type montage of little birds circling Zamora's head.

     
  15. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I’ll throw in Mickey Ward vs. Alfonso Sanchez, one punch body shot KO. Makes me wince just watching it and Sanchez is in complete agony.