24 Punching Combinations that work in boxing.

Over the years as boxing has grown in popularity as a way to improve fitness so have the many personal trainers and boxing enthusiast who have turned their hand to coaching boxing. I have watched some interesting punching combinations being taught, which would struggle to be effective in the real world. I have written some lead boxing combination that work in competition and will always leave you in a strong position to defend safely and not open to counter punches from you opponent or training partner

There are 4 main punches in boxing, with many variations of these punches and endless

punching combinations. When a combination is thrown the second punch crosses over the

first when the first is half way back from it starting position. If you need good quality sparring gloves visit the link.

Some of these combinations are advanced especially the Right lead combination, in which you will need to fast and confident, or they would be used as a counter punch combination

The Most Common Punches

• Left Jab - inside jab

• Right cross - straight right - short right - over hand right.

• Hook - left hook - right hook - short hook - long hook - body hook.

• Upper cut - Left upper cut - right upper cut.

The most important thing to remember when creating punch combinations is that they must

flow together with the weight of the body as it moves forward or backward. All good punching

combinations help each individual punch deliver the power of the whole body as it moves

through each punch.

The feet must always be moving with the punches, not only to deliver the power to the punches but also to keep in punching range as the opponent moves away to evade being hit. For more boxing info read Richard Davis Boxing book Modern boxing for all 

Below is a list of punching combinations that work in the real world

Left Jab Lead Punch Combinations

• Left jab - right cross

• Left jab - right cross - left jab

• Left jab - right cross - left hook

• Left jab - right cross - left hook - right cross

• Left jab - right cross - left upper cut

• Left jab - right cross - left upper cut - short right

• Left jab - left hook

• Left jab - left hook - right cross - left hook

• Left jab - right cross to the body

• Left jab - right cross to the body - left hook to head

• Left jab - over hand right to head

• Left jab - over hand right to head - left uppercut.

• Left jab - right cross - left hook to the body

• Left jab - right cross - left hook to the body - right hook to the body

Right Cross Lead Punch Combinations

• Right cross - straight left

• Right cross - straight left - right cross

• Right cross - left hook

• Right cross - left hook - right cross

• Right cross - left hook - right cross - left upper cut

• Right cross - slip inside to left, left upper cut in close

Left Hook Lead Punch Combinations

• Left hook - right cross to head

• Left hook - right cross to head - left hook

• Left hook - right cross to body - left hook to head

• Left hook - right cross to head - hook to body