Records of boxing are dated back to the Summer era of the third millennium BC and the Egyptian era of the 2nd millennium BC making it the oldest sport in the history of time, subsequently fighting with fists probably the most pure type of combat to man. We have all seen very muscular fighters get utterly owned by fighters who’ve very little muscular mass. When defending the body, the boxer rotates the hips and lets incoming punches “roll” off the guard. Typically it has been used, due to its immense potential energy, to finish off an already staggering opponent who appears unable or unlikely to reap the benefits of the poor place it leaves the puncher in.
From the guard position, the elbow is drawn back with a horizontal fist (palm facing down) though in modern instances a large percentage of fighters throw the hook with a vertical fist (palm … Read More