The Sneak Punch
step by step boxing advice
Tips from former BBBofC British Super-Middleweight & WBF World Middleweight Champion – Cornelius Carr
The “Sneak Punch” (as you can probably guess by the name of this site) is a favourite technique of mine. It is a boxing move I have used to great effect throughout my career. Also know as a screw shot by some, it is a great way to open up your opponents defenses. It’s not a technique to be used frequently throughout a fight, but a great tool to use sparingly…. to ‘sneak it in’ if you like.
The punch is a lot like an upside down jab that you bring up through your opponents guard. To throw the sneak punch (orthodox instructions) bend to your left slightly from the hips. Drop you lead hand marginally before powering it straight up at your opponents face.
Checklist for the ‘Sneak Punch’
- Bend slightly to your left from the hip. To your right if you are fighting in the Southpaw stance.
- Keep your right hand up guarding your face.
- Drive the punch straight up through your opponents guard and try and knock their head back.
- Get ready to start throwing a second punch.
Mix the punches up, maybe double jab, then sneak punch or feint then throw it. To get it to land you do have to be sneaky, but when it does land remember to capitalise on it and start throwing a second punch. The ideal follow up is the right cross (left cross for southpaws). Your body is in a perfect coiled spring moment where you can easily let the right hand loose and bring in a straight crushing blow.
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