Philippines, 20 Apr 2024
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        


 
 
News  


The Art of Body Punching


PhilBoxing.com





At high level of pro boxing, to win by body punch knockout is very rare especially in recent times. To this exclusive thin bunch of this sort of knockout winners, we can now add Takuma Inoue and Riku Masuda whose recent victims were both Filipinos, Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan.

But while Masuda's was a virtual instructional on how to deliver a quick knockout by a well placed and perfectly timed shot to the solar plexus as Sultan opened his wings, so to speak to throw a punch, Takuma's was a clinic on how to suddenly end a drawn out punching contest by employing body punch targeting the same area upon careful timing and calculation, i.e. after tiring and softening the opponent in the previous rounds

Takuma's body punch KO of Ancajas brings back memory of Rafael Limon's over Rolando Navarette against whom he traded punches for previous twelve rounds until he landed a body shot as Lando was in the middle of his respiratory process. Apart from the excruciating pain, the shot had the effect of temporarily shutting down the breathing process rendering the victim panic stickered and helpless and powerless for a while.

Most boxers, old-timer and modern, use body punching to soften up the opposition under the principle of kill the body and the head will fall i.e. hurt the body and the head will be open and vulnerable to attack and finishing blows.

That was Smokin' Joe Frazier noted for in scoring his many knockouts. But Frazier was never known for a one punch to the body knockout.

Mexicans are noted for the liver punch or punch to the rib cage which are as debilitating.

I saw Artiro Gatti finishing off a muscle bound Leonard Dorin in just two rounds with a well placed shot in the rib cage some years ago.

Bernard Hopkins kayoed Oscar de la Hoya with a shot to the liver in defense of his middleweight title also some years ago.

Naoya Inoue also has a wicked body punch in his arsenal but he uses it more as effective defense as he did against Nonito Donaire in their first fight or to weaken the opponent and set them up for head shot kill.

Body punching is in the repertoire of most boxers including Floyd Mayweather Jr who used it to disrupt the opponent and Manny Pacquiao who used it against tall defensive conscious foes particularly those using the antennae defense.

A well timed punch to the solar plexus though is an art thought forgotten until we saw them again Saturday night.

We might see more of this sort of knockout as Japanese boxers seem to specialize in it.

The author Teodoro Medina Reynoso is a veteran boxing radio talk show host living in the Philippines. He can be reached at teddyreynoso@yahoo.com and by phone 09215309477.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Teodoro Medina Reynoso.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • RYAN GARCIA'S UNDERDOG CHANCES
    By Anthony 'Duljoman' Andales, , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • Promising Pinoy Boxer Armand Rebojo Sees Action Tonight in Melbourne
    , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • FIGHTER INJURIES FORCE POSTPONEMENT OF “QUEST FOR THE BEST” CARD SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH
    , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • Devin Haney vs. Ryan Garcia: Ready or Not
    By Chris Carlson, , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • Ryan Garcia Misses Weight for Haney Fight
    By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • Golden plans to celebrate Thrilla
    By Joaquin Henson, , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • 23-Time National Amateur Champion Nathan Lugo Makes Pro Debut Tonight in Atlanta
    , Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • ALA keeps on punchin’
    By Joaquin Henson, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Biggest Gainers, Losers in the East
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • WBC Presents "Tamaulipas" Belt to Canelo-Munguia on May 4
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Ronny Rios Fighting For Final Chapter In Boxing Career
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • DEVIN HANEY VS. RYAN GARCIA FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Filipino cue master Richard Alinsub wins Bali International 9-Ball Open, pockets P350,000
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Suarez closer to title shot
    By Joaquin Henson, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • World Title Challenger Brandon Adams Weighs in for OTX Junior Middleweight Tournament with Ismael Villareal
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Bangkok Chess Open: Three Pinoys Still in Contention as Arca Loses Again
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • HALL OF FAMER JULIAN “THE HAWK” JACKSON RETURNING TO CANASTOTA FOR 2024 HALL OF FAME WEEKEN
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • 2 Division World Champion Oscar Valdez Confirmed for Seventh Annual Box Fan Expo, During Cinco De Mayo Weekend, Saturday May 4, in Las Vegas
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Former interim world bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo is eagerly anticipating his upcoming fight against Mexican boxer Kenbun Torres on May 10 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Manila.
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Lim is top seed in 1st Daneea Balabaran Sinsuat Tennis Championship at Toril
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Cagayan ready to host PCAP Champions League
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Tsutsumi KOs former WBA super champion "Chemito" Moreno in Japan (Video)
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Sixers Edge Heat for 7th, to Face #2 NY in Playoffs; Bulls Eliminate Hawks
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR TOMORROW'S BROADWAY BOXING FROM THE 2300 ARENA IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • IIEE Metro Central Invitational Chess tourney set for May 1
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2024 philboxing.com.