Without boxing combinations, your match is lost. You need to mix up your strikes if you want to gain ground during a fight. There are some boxing combinations that work out better than others though. Here are five of some of the best boxing combos you should think about using in your next fight.
The jab works as a great setup to just about any combination. It builds up the momentum while testing the range you have. Once that's done, the cross is thrown to help get you into position. You shouldn't put all of your power in the cross as it's not the main point of this combo. Lastly, you'll nail the lead hook.
This combo can work against the head, but it's powerful when it's mixed between the head and the body. Attack your opponent's head with the jab and cross, and while they're distracted with either protecting their head or preparing a counter, slam a hook into the body.
As per usual, the jab will start off this combo. It will ensure that you are close enough to your opponent to follow through with the next two strikes.
Now, when you bring in the rear uppercut, you must immediately follow it up with the lead uppercut. Don't give your opponent time to throw up a defense or a counter. Your opponent more than likely will not expect you to come in with two uppercuts, so you can catch them off-guard if you nail your timing right.
The video provides a good walkthrough on how to perform both the lead and rear uppercuts.
You may question using the same move twice for a combo, but I assure you that it will work in your favor if you use it correctly. If you're unsure, take a look at the video to see how it can play out.
What you want to do with this combo is focus one lead hook to the head and the other lead hook to the body. The first lead hook to the head will serve as a setup similar to what the jab does in other combinations. Once you deliver that strike, the majority of the time, your opponent will throw up a guard to keep their head safe. Their body is wide open for a strong lead hook. You can nail in an incredible liver shot here that can slow them down or even end the match.
With this combination, you can easily finish off an opponent. You have to be in good range and have the right power and speed to successfully pull it off though.
What you want to do is set it all up with either a cross or a rear hook to the body. This will hopefully have the desired effect of distracting your opponent and forcing them to focus their attention on lowering their guard. Meanwhile, their head is wide open. You have to move fast here and deliver a strong lead hook to the head. In many cases, this can knock an opponent down and finish the fight.
Yet another combination that will force your opponent to the canvas and end the match. This is one that is thrown with nothing but speed and power to get the full impact.
It begins with the cross testing the waters and distracting your opponent. Throw the cross and the hook at the head. This combo works on your opponent anticipating your next hit will aim for their body. So, they will drop their guard, leading you to end the combo with a strong uppercut to their chin that they won't see coming, thus knocking them down.
Now that you are aware of some of the best boxing combinations, let's take a quick look at some of the ways you can work on executing them so they work in your favor.
There are numerous of boxing combinations out there, but these five are some of the best boxing combos that can lead you to a victory. Consider implementing them in your next training sessions with a sparring partner and see how well they stand out.
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