November 17, 2015

Manly Skills, Tactical Skills, Visual Guides

How to Throw a Devastating Left Hook Punch: An Illustrated Guide

how to throw left hook boxing punch illustration

The left hook has been called the “prettiest” punch in boxing due to its precision and technicality. A well-placed hook to the head can knock a man out, and one delivered to the kidneys or liver will bring the strongest of brawlers to their knees.

Today allow John L. Sullivan to show you how to throw a devastating left hook. (Note: If you’re a southpaw, just reverse the hands on the instructions.) For a refresher on how to throw a straight punch, see our illustrated guide.

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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