View Full Version : Your punching power...


Cutthroat
01-20-2008, 09:14 PM
How many of you have ever thought (prior to boxing) that you had a lot of punching power but once you got into boxing you came to find out you had below average or average power? Happened to my friend, he was devastated lol.

BiggyGuns91
01-20-2008, 10:25 PM
man i hope i dont have below average, i believe i have somewhere around lets say average or a little more, i hope im not corrected

Journeyman
01-20-2008, 10:27 PM
lol, i feel sorry for YOU.

juggernautburn
01-20-2008, 10:58 PM
i felt as if i had power and then i thought i didn't and that i was just pushing the bag as the trainer said i was. i perfected my punches and the bag was flying even more when i was snapping my punches. heh.

Nwahs !!
01-20-2008, 11:17 PM
I thought I had a hard right hand. Turns out my right hand is ****, my Jab is a bazooka, and my left hook is my money punch.

ruffhouse26
01-20-2008, 11:40 PM
I've been boxing since i was 7. My father trains me. i was told by jared crum a guy who was trained by Sugar ray seales (the only 1972 Munich games gold medalist) and a heavyweight contender. who too trained me for about 3 months, that i hit harder than a lot of pro fighters. i'm also an amatuer boxer, 42-3-21. i'm a middleweight and i've knocked out 21 guys in the ring. i'm 17 and i was gonna go for the olympic trials but i was told by the boxing commisioner in my area that i'm not goin to be old enough to compete in the olympic games, or something like dat. I seriously plan on being on the 2012 oylmpic boxing team. fa real.

Is anyone else tryin' to make it to the olympics? What age, wt. class, and what is your boxing record?

sterling
01-21-2008, 12:16 AM
I thought i hit harder to but i think i have average power maybe a little bit more but i gues everyone thinks they hit harder til they start going at it properly.

Undefeated
01-21-2008, 12:24 AM
Balance = Power

Kayo
01-21-2008, 01:21 AM
i had a feeling i hit pretty hard but once i learned how to properly throw a punch i started to know i hit hard

oovavu
01-21-2008, 01:39 PM
I can barely crack eggs.

Count Patron
01-21-2008, 06:19 PM
I've been boxing since i was 7. My father trains me. i was told by jared crum a guy who was trained by Sugar ray seales (the only 1972 Munich games gold medalist) and a heavyweight contender. who too trained me for about 3 months, that i hit harder than a lot of pro fighters. i'm also an amatuer boxer, 42-3-21. i'm a middleweight and i've knocked out 21 guys in the ring. i'm 17 and i was gonna go for the olympic trials but i was told by the boxing commisioner in my area that i'm not goin to be old enough to compete in the olympic games, or something like dat. I seriously plan on being on the 2012 oylmpic boxing team. fa real.

Is anyone else tryin' to make it to the olympics? What age, wt. class, and what is your boxing record?

You are 17 and already have 66 fights?

fraidycat
01-21-2008, 07:42 PM
How many of you have ever thought (prior to boxing) that you had a lot of punching power but once you got into boxing you came to find out you had below average or average power? Happened to my friend, he was devastated lol.

For the five years before boxing, I was the Facilities lead for a manufacturing plant: I did structural, mechanical, electrical, & plumbing, construction-type work. In my 20's I was into bodybuilding. I am very, very strong and even when I was soft and out of shape I was still immensely physically strong.

Once I started boxing and had to learn how to throw a "real" punch -- jab, cross, hook, uppercut -- I hit like a schoolgirl for the first few months. That was emotionally devastating. But now I work with someone on the pads or in the ring and they say, "Man, nice jab!" "Heavy hands!" :banana: It only took two years. . . .

SteveSmith
01-21-2008, 10:39 PM
It happened to me. I used to think that I had good punching power, until I went in the arcades and punching that thing that measures your power. I could only achieve a 600 score, while I saw several people including 13-year olds hitting 800 and 900. But I am not quitting boxing just because of this, lol.

phallus
01-21-2008, 10:51 PM
i was the opposite, because people always told me i'd be ****, i thought i was pillow fisted until i started boxing. i'm a quiet guy until i get the gloves on and get into the ring, then it's absolute rage. when i started boxing, i found out i have power, i knocked a kid out with 1 punch, and everybody that fought me got busted up, even if i lost a decision... i'm like an uglier version of nigel benn ( less skilled ), i haven't sparred in over 3 years but i still train, and i can still move the 100 lb bag around just like i used to

ruffhouse26
01-22-2008, 12:07 AM
You are 17 and already have 66 fights?

Ya, it's quit a few. I have guys i train with that are younger than i am and have a 100 fights or more. Like one of my trainers kids. Do you fight?

actionjackson
01-22-2008, 02:18 AM
It was the oposite for me. I didnt think I would have much punching power to work with. Throughout my early training I thought that too. Until the first time I sparred. I was getting my ass kicked most of the time, untill in the third round I threw a cross left hand (im southpaw) that would forever chance my confidence with my power.

I knocked down the guy I was sparring with, and since then me and him have had quite the sparring wars, were the only guys in the gym that go all out on eachother and everytime we spar. People stop to take a look at whats gunna happen. We have shed a lot of blood between us and nearly KO'd eachother more than enough times. I am usaully on the receving end, but when you can take that abuse in sparring, a fight with seem like a light workout.

For the record I have never been knocked down :P

xSOUTHPAWx
01-22-2008, 02:34 AM
When I got into it.. I didn't really know I was left handed..

I was taught to write with a pencil in my right hand yes..and shoot right handed.. etc.. but for instance.. when i shoot a gun.. i always wanna put my left foot back.. :-/

Finally someone noted to me that i am naturally left handed.. and that i need to take it and fly with it..

once i noted my my strengths, and techniques, my jabs became REALLLY strong ( right hand jab ) because of all the physical things i LEARNED to do with it.. and my left being my NATURAL hand.. i throw a HARD cross too... and being I learned ALOT of things with my right.. hOOKs came REAL easy.. everything just flowed..

I'll put a video of bag work up soon (100lb)

fraidycat
01-22-2008, 03:22 AM
When I got into it.. I didn't really know I was left handed..

I was taught to write with a pencil in my right hand yes..and shoot right handed.. etc.. but for instance.. when i shoot a gun.. i always wanna put my left foot back.. :-/

Finally someone noted to me that i am naturally left handed.. and that i need to take it and fly with it..

once i noted my my strengths, and techniques, my jabs became REALLLY strong ( right hand jab ) because of all the physical things i LEARNED to do with it.. and my left being my NATURAL hand.. i throw a HARD cross too... and being I learned ALOT of things with my right.. hOOKs came REAL easy.. everything just flowed..


You may be like me; I developed a considerable degree of functional ambidexterity but didn't find out until later in life that I am left-eye dominant. I do some things right handed (write, throw) and some left (fence, shoot a gun, kick, bat, box.) Google "eye dominance" and you'll come up with some tests.

xSOUTHPAWx
01-22-2008, 03:38 AM
im gonna do that fraidy.

xSOUTHPAWx
01-22-2008, 03:42 AM
tried those test mutliple times...

sometimes im left eye, sometimes im right eye.

if i close my eyes and try again it changes..

xSOUTHPAWx
01-22-2008, 03:44 AM
lol now i found out i can change which eye im looking at on will.. wtf..

aussieboxer2320
01-22-2008, 03:50 AM
i thought i had ok power before i started boxing and then i started and i realised im actualy a pretty big puncher

lukeybg
01-22-2008, 08:07 AM
i always thought i would be a big puncher then when i hit the gym i realised my form when i throw a punch was pathetic. Ive just sorted this out and sparred for the first time friday gone and stopped my first sparring partner with an overhand right which landed on his temple. So for me the jury is still out to whether i have power. Made me feel like i had big nuts tho!!

Chris.Downs
01-22-2008, 10:23 AM
i was boxing when i was young then i stopped for about 3-4 years with college and girlfriends and money getting in the way but i had a record of 16-0 with 12 KO i also got told that i had tremendus punching power for me weight and age i was 15 and was/still welterweight. i am currently getting fit and looking for a gym (i moved durring my time off) then i will consider going to it then

Ukr_Alex
01-22-2008, 11:58 AM
I never felt and never do feel like I have good power...but apparently I punch relativly hard.

I think its bad to think that you got power...makes you box less.

j
01-23-2008, 11:31 AM
i felt as if i had power and then i thought i didn't and that i was just pushing the bag as the trainer said i was. i perfected my punches and the bag was flying even more when i was snapping my punches. heh.

i am not a huge fan of making the bag "fly."


I knocked down the guy I was sparring with, and since then me and him have had quite the sparring wars, were the only guys in the gym that go all out on eachother and everytime we spar. People stop to take a look at whats gunna happen. We have shed a lot of blood between us and nearly KO'd eachother more than enough times. I am usaully on the receving end, but when you can take that abuse in sparring, a fight with seem like a light workout.


sounds like you have no problem with the fear of being hit. it is nice to do hard sparring once in a while. but, if you keep up that level of intensity on a regular basis, it will have a bad effect on you over time.

BrooklynBomber
01-23-2008, 11:48 AM
It was actually vice verse for me.

I had tito like built(when I was 14-15) and was very surprised when my trainer kept on complimenting me on my power and handspeed. And yeah, punching was something I got rather easily under my "skill belt". Did everything perfectly after a couple of month, with proper bodymechnics.

Now, my defense and footwork were quite bad until I was maybe 17-18.

BrooklynBomber
01-23-2008, 11:49 AM
i am not a huge fan of making the bag "fly."




sounds like you have no problem with the fear of being hit. it is nice to do hard sparring once in a while. but, if you keep up that level of intensity on a regular basis, it will have a bad effect on you over time.

As far as I was trained when I was working the bag my goal was to make the bag to bend in without moving, that actually shows that you are puching the bag and not pushing it.

j
01-24-2008, 07:58 PM
As far as I was trained when I was working the bag my goal was to make the bag to bend in without moving, that actually shows that you are puching the bag and not pushing it.

yes. that is a good place to start with developing explosive energy. next stage is work on penetrating power and make the bag shake and vibrate violently without having the bag swing much.

BrooklynBomber
01-24-2008, 08:03 PM
yes. that is a good place to start with developing explosive energy. next stage is work on penetrating power and make the bag shake and vibrate violently without having the bag swing much.

I know what you are talking about and that is much harder, especially with a singe shot(which is obviously an indicator of how well you do) And for me the bag did not really swing, but it rolled around(like earth) after some especially crisp punches.

DynamicDean
01-25-2008, 05:16 AM
yeah, Amen to this thread, but i got it the other way round tho i always thought i was average wich i was but then when i learnt how to throw a perfect upercut i blew away the training mit on the other guy. however my trainer did say that the uppercut is the tall mans punch and i am 6ft 3"