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A beginner's guide to boxing in 5 moves

Get your gloves on! Undefeated champ Heather "The Heat" Hardy takes us through five basic boxing moves.

The jab

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"The most important punch in boxing is done with your lead hand and sets up combinations, and power shots."

The right body shot

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"My favorite! Slip the jab, and dig around to the body."

The slip

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"It's used to move your head out of the way from a punch that's coming. Proper slipping puts you in a good position to counterpunch."

The overhand right

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"A sweeping right hand, instead of going straight to the face. It arcs up and punches down. It's an effective shot to throw at someone taller than you. Stab a left hand to the body and come up with the overhand right."

The basic 1-2

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"A jab, followed by a straight right. Tap the head back with the fast jab to set up the powerful right hand that comes in quick -- before the person you're hitting even recovers from the first punch."


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