View Full Version : Breidis Prescott overhand right or right cross?

11-11-2008, 04:59 PM
Was the punch Breidis Prescott threw before the left hook that put Khan to the canvas a right cross or overhand right? If anyone could tell me I would appreciate it, thanks.

Here is the link to the vid:


11-11-2008, 05:04 PM
That is anything but a straight right. A straight right is just that, STRAIGHT.

11-11-2008, 05:08 PM
yeah an overhand is a different punch, although some fighters seem to favor it almost exclusively over a real straight punch. learn how to throw both, dont throw the overhand too often its slow and leaves you off balance.

11-12-2008, 03:50 PM
I know it's not a straight right. So you would indeed classify it as an overhand right?
Thanks for the responses!

11-12-2008, 04:08 PM
Believe it or not, he is not the first person who used it! You probably started watching boxing after Khan's medal, which is not a bad thing. Watch some more and you will see it being used alot. I like to use it on people who have a high guard. Watch and learn, and then practice. It is easy to get in and is good when followed wiht a left hook as you saw!

11-12-2008, 04:11 PM
Thanks, I needed that. I appreciate you sharing that knowledge.
I have been watching boxing way before Khan though.

11-12-2008, 04:39 PM
I wouldn't even call that an overhand right. More like a haymaker.