The Lead Uppercut – Propping that chin back 😈

An Uppercut is a punch that is thrown to the body or head of an opponent at close range. This punch requires a reasonable degree of flexibility in the hips, to assist in improving technique when delivering this punch. It is an effective short-range punch (in-fighting) suitable for the short compact boxer.   

Key points of a good uppercut: 

·      The uppercut is all about legs, hips, and core - ensure the boxer is driving the punch from below.  

·      Ensure the punch-side shoulder drops down to provide the ability to drive upwards into the target with a straight wrist. 

·      The back of the boxer's fist should be facing directly forward and the punch should be delivered in the central "sweet spot" between the boxer and the focus pad holder.   

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