First Time Hit By A Body Punch | FightCamp’s Tommy Duquette

First Time Hit By A Body Punch l FightCamp’s Tommy Duquette

There is nothing more memorable than getting punched. FightCamp’s Tommy Duquette is remembering one of his first times taking a hard hit as a teen boxer.

Published: September 8, 2022

Topics: Trainer Spotlight, Training

Author: Tommy Duquette

FightCamp Co-Founder and Trainer Tommy Duquette is sharing his experience about his first time ever on the receiving end of a body shot. Similar to FightCamp Trainer Aaron Swenson’s first time, Tommy recalls the moment he was truly hurt by a punch. Check it out as he describes this boxing milestone.

Sixteen and Innocent

One of the deadliest shots a boxer can take is a body blow. This is definitely a lesson Tommy learned the hard way. When he was about sixteen years old Tommy was drastically improving his fight game and it just so happened to catch the eyes of one of the adults in his gym. Impressed by his improvements, he asked Tommy if he wanted to spar a little bit, just to practice.

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Up until then, Tommy hadn't done a lot of sparring and definitely not any against an adult boxer. Slightly nervous, Tommy agreed since his opponent said he was going to go light and take it easy on him.

The bell rang and the two began to spar. Tommy utilized his jabs, keeping his opponent at bay, and not allowing him to get inside on him. Frustrated, his opponent turned on the aggression.

The Liver Shot

Tommy’s opponent was eventually able to close the distance and get Tommy against the ropes. Boom! Before he knew what hit him, his opponent landed a body shot to the right side of his body, square on his liver. Little did Tommy know at the time just how painful a blow to the liver could be. A properly executed liver shot can essentially “shut down the entire body.”

FightCamp - Liver Shot Body Punch

That is exactly what happened to Tommy. The room changed a shade of color and his ears began to ring. He was done for. The punch never made him drop, but it did indeed end their sparring session. Tommy’s lesson learned that day: body shots are the true punch “secret sauce.” A lesson FightCamp teaches their athletes.

Lesson Learned

It is because of our trainer's lessons learned (the hard way) that FightCamp offers various levels of coaching to make you the best complete fighter possible. In the FightCamp app, the Prospect Path teaches you how to properly execute and deliver body punches. Then, in the Contender Path, you learn how to find room for body punching utilizing different techniques such as changing levels and popular punch combinations. These tutorials and workouts are born from experience, and you are truly learning from the best.

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Train Like a Fighter

Take your workouts to the next level and train like a fighter with the at-home connected fitness solution used by world champion boxers Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather. FightCamp has everything you need to work out on your schedule, with premium boxing equipment and hundreds of on-demand strength, conditioning, kickboxing, boxing, core, and recovery classes led by real fighters. As Mike Tyson said - “FightCamp is the next level of training!”

Tommy Duquette

Tommy Duquette is a Co-Founder and Head of Content at FightCamp. He is a former US Boxing Team member with 136 fights under his belt & qualified #2 seed for the 2012 Olympic trials. Tommy is USA Boxing Coach certified.

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