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How to Throw a Left Uppercut in Boxing

Learn how to throw a left uppercut from boxing coach Adam Colberg in this Howcast video.


Our next segment is the left uppercut. This is an important segment, and the stance for the left uppercut wants to be, you want to have a little bit of a longer of a stance, because what we're going to do when we throw the shot is we're going to have to lean over just a little bit, to deliver that left uppercut right to the jawline, which is going to be your sweet spot. So let's work the left uppercut. All right, so Terry is going to lean ever so slightly, with a little bit of pivot, just a hair, all right, and he is going to rip his uppercut right through and catch my chin, all right, so watch the way this works. He leans and catches the sweet spot, game over.

Now I'm going to show you the Mexican uppercut. The Mexican uppercut is also delivered with the left hand. Why? Because my liver is on the right side, and Terry being an orthodox fighter, that's the hand he's going to get his liver shot with, all right? Same principle, he leans over and packs the liver shot up 45 degrees to the back of my spine, and he rips it through. One more time, he leans, pivots, and rips. Do that one more time and pivot the back foot just a little bit more. Ready? Over, and rip it through. Beautiful, and as you can see, there's no pivot with the front foot, just the snap, a snap of a hit, leave that heel on the ground, so if you want to follow through with your hook punch, you can at will.

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