What is a Boxer’s Main Punch in Boxing?
Boxing is a popular sport where two individuals, typically wearing boxing gloves and protective head gear and other additional protective gear like mouthguards and handwraps, strike each other with a boxing bag for a set amount of time for a fixed length of time. This game was originally introduced in the early 1900’s as a way for Olympic athletes to train without the risk of getting seriously hurt. Over the years it has grown into one of the most popular sports for many Americans. This popularity has made boxing one of the most competitive sports for American youth and has also made boxing one of the most popular spectator sports in many countries across the world.
The sport of boxing has evolved from being just an Olympic training exercise to one that incorporates many different elements into the matches. First there were the punchouts with the two men sizing each other up until the match referee determined the winner by declaring the winner when one fighter was knocked out. Then there was the ten minute overtime format where the bout would be stopped and the two boxers who were in the fight would exchange a barrage of strikes with the other until one man was left standing. These were the original rules of boxing, but changes were made over the years to allow the sport to be even more competitive, allowing the use of certain protective head gear and even the addition of extra rounds to the bout to increase the amount of damage that a fighter could receive. Today the boxing competition takes on different forms as different countries have their own boxing championships.
In America the most famous of all boxing competitions is the World Boxing Super Series. This is a tournament that pits two different boxers against each other in what is known as a ‘super fight’. The matches are generally four rounds with a three-minute break in between each round. This format is used because it forces the boxers to get into their full fighting form very quickly, which is one reason for the quickness involved in the sport. In addition, because of the fast action involved in this type of boxing, there is rarely any room for an opponent to get a chance to rest or get a drink before the next round begins.
Another major tournament in boxing involves fighters from both camps participating in a grudge match. It usually starts with a round of standing boxing where the fighters trade punches with each other. Once the fighters have traded blows, then the fighters engage in a round of submission wrestling where the referee counts out the competitors. The bout is declared a draw and the losing fighter is forced to agree with the decision or have the contest replayed the following round.
In most boxing matches, the referee will either stop the bout or count out the boxer before the bout can continue. The referee will either warn the boxer or apply some type of control hold on the boxer prior to telling him to lower his punches. When a boxer is warned to lower his punches the boxer must do it immediately, or risk the warnings being ignored by the referee. The referee will also often time a boxer with a significant jab or low kick during the bout. If the fighter cannot connect with his punches, the referee will often time him with an uppercut.
A straight punch thrown by a boxer that connects with the opponent’s face usually results in a point, unless the referee wants to take the fight to the ground. Most fighters will attempt to avoid this situation by keeping their lead foot out in front. However, there are some boxers who choose to throw a jab, especially when they feel their competitor is teetering toward a knockout. A jab is thrown by moving directly into the opponent with a straight punch while moving backward until the boxer’s back hits the mat.