3 Body Shot Combos Every Boxer Should Learn

3 Body Shot Combos Every Boxer Should Learn

How do you break your opponent in the ring? FightCamp Trainer Flo Master shares three (3) dynamite body shot combinations every boxer needs in their regimen.

Published: September 2, 2021

Topics: Drills & Combos, Training

Author: Flo Master

Why is going to the body so important when selecting your boxing combos? Because when you take the body of your opponent, you take the energy from them, and you take their willpower.

By doing that, you will have a much easier time and a higher chance of beating your opponent in the ring.

Here, FightCamp Trainer Flo Master demonstrates three (3) body shot combos every boxer should learn:

3 Body Shot Combinations

Combo 1: Double Jab - Jab - Cross To The Body (1-1-1-2B)

Flo Master Throwing a Jab Punch
  • Start by throwing two jabs (1-1)

  • You want to gauge your opponent’s reaction and get them to put their hands up and cover their face.

  • Throw a third jab after they react

  • Then, bend your knees a bit to bring your stance lower

  • Throw a cross to the body

As soon as you land the cross, start moving in the direction you want to escape out of your opponent's reach. A good boxer on the receiving end of that cross will always check it or counter it with a hook.

Combo 2: Jab - Cross - Lead Hook To The Body (1-2-3B)

Flo Master Throwing a Hook Punch
  • Throw a basic jab-cross (1-2) combo, turning your rear foot

  • Slip to the side of your leading hand and bring your rear hand up to guard

  • Throw a lead hook to the right side of the abdomen (aim at the liver)

    • Make sure to rotate your leading leg to generate torque and momentum

Combo 3: Jab - Jab - Rear Hook To The Body (1-1-4B)

Flo Master Throwing a Jab Punch
  • Start off with 2 jabs (1-1)

    • This is not the standard double-jab; the 2 jabs are thrown with full retraction of the leading hand back to guard in between

  • Throw a rear hook to the body (aiming at the liver or ribs of your opponent if you are in orthodox stance)

What Do These Body Shot Boxing Combos Have In Common?

All three of these body shot boxing combos use the jab. The jab is the most important weapon in boxing because:

  • It controls the distance between you and your opponent

  • It sets you up for other punches

When you throw multiple jabs in a row at your opponent, they begin to cover up, limiting their vision and opening themselves up for...body shots!

Boxers often get fixated on “head-hunting” in the ring--meaning they only target their opponent’s head. Attacking the body will slow your opponent down, drain their stamina, and demotivate them. When your opponent gets slow and immobile, it makes it easier to find opportunities to throw headshots and the ultimate knockout.

Want more combos like these to add to your boxing training? Join FightCamp to learn more pro Boxing tips, tricks, and workouts from real boxers, kickboxers, MMA fighters, and martial artists.

Be sure to check out these videos on the FightCamp YouTube channel for more boxing combination training:

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Flo Master

Jerry “Flo Master” Randolph is a Founding FightCamp Coach. From Gaithersburg, MD, he danced with stars like Usher, Ciara, JLo, & Will Smith before turning to martial arts & boxing. Flo is USA Boxing Coach certified.

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