Low Looping Body Shot
step by step boxing advice
Tips from former BBBofC British Super-Middleweight & WBF World Middleweight Champion – Cornelius Carr
Low Looping Body Shot – This great powerful technique can be a finisher in a fight if you can execute it perfectly. There are a few different ways to make this move to work for you. As a defensive move you can use this as a counter from a jab, as the jab comes in slip to your right and as your opponent retracts his jab back to their guard, loop the punch in. In an attacking move, either throw a light left jab (or left jab feint) encouraging your opponent to bring up their guard and instantly throw the low looping body shot.
It is important to step down into a wide stance, keeping your weight evenly distributed and not to lean too far into the punch. Make sure you are guarding the left side of your head with your left hand. Because of the long range of this technique, it can be very handy to use against defensive fighters, especially if they like moving to their left. Slowly walk them to the ropes or the corner, using your body to block them from leaving to their right, feint the jab and swing the looping shot in as they start moving to their left. The power of your punch coupled with their movement can produce a very hurtful shot and has on occasion knocked people out – The best example you will ever see of this technique used for real
Checklist for the ‘Low Looping Body Shot’
- Keep centered in a low wide stance.
- Keep your left hand up to protect your head.
- Do not lean too far forward.
- Loop the punch in from guard – try not to wind it up.
- Try and get your opponent to move into the punch for the best result.
Give this a go in sparring, but be sure to keep the power down. To get more power into this shot, try it out on the pads. If you do try this on a heavy bag, make sure you start off slowly and lightly and have your wrists fully protected.
Have a look at our right hook to the body video for some more hints and tips
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