How to Catch from the Body & Counter in Boxing

Learn how to catch from the body and counter from boxing coach Adam Colberg in this Howcast video.

When we catch a punch to the body it’s best to come back and retaliate with an uppercut. So first, we’re going to work the catch. He’s going to catch it to the body. Heavy shot’s coming, and then the uppercut counter’s going to be right there. Instead of coming with a hook punch or straight right to the head we’re going to retaliate with an uppercut.

Catch, uppercut. So, we’re going to put that together with the defense and counter. Catch, two. Catch. One more time. Catch. Again. Nice work. All right.

Now, we’re going to work the other side. So he’s going to catch this punch, and, look, the chin’s right there. He’s going to take it out.

Catch. Catch. Catch. So watch how he scoops for ice cream. He’s going to catch. Crack! That’s a nice scoop. Think he got himself some ice cream there on that shot. Ready? Scoop for ice cream, D. Nice. Perfect.

Now we’re going to add a one-two to that. Stay right there in position. One-two, catch, scoop for ice cream. One-two, beautiful. One-two, catch, two. One-two, beautiful. One more time just like that. One-two. One more time. Feet right there. That was perfect.

When we work the other side, remember, we have to add one more punch. He’s going to send three down the pipe, he’s going to catch, and throw two attacks.

Three down the pipe, catch. Three down the pipe. Three down the pipe. Again. Perfect.