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Old 02-16-2006, 04:32 PM #1
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A couple questions about this.

1. Did Liston have the hardest left jab ever?

2. How did he throw his jab so hard? When I`m in the gym I really work on my jab, but I can`t seem to get the sting I want behind it.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:35 PM #2
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A couple questions about this.

1. Did Liston have the hardest left jab ever?

2. How did he throw his jab so hard? When I`m in the gym I really work on my jab, but I can`t seem to get the sting I want behind it.
i'm not sure if it was the hardest, but it definetely was the best combination of power and speed, so i would say it's arguably the best jab in boxing history.
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Old 02-16-2006, 04:40 PM #3
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A couple questions about this.

1. Did Liston have the hardest left jab ever?

2. How did he throw his jab so hard? When I`m in the gym I really work on my jab, but I can`t seem to get the sting I want behind it.
Liston allegedly KO'd Roy Harris with a jab. Ali is considered to have the fastest jab, Liston the hardest and Holmes a hybrid of the two. You need leverage to throw a powerful jab so start with you stance and your balance. You must also put your shoulder and weight behind it and think less about speed and more about drilling a hole through the bag. I could show you easier than I could tell you. Once you have practiced this, drink a few Alpine's then head over to downtown Moncton and test your new found leverage on the locals...
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Liston had a long reach for his size. He flung out that long powerful jab with speed and accuracy. It was a combination of speed and power, and although it wasn't the hardest it was almost certainly the most effective.
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I like Holmes's jab over Liston's. Louis had a great jab as well.

You're problem is you're probably not stepping in with your jab. Ask your coach to show you how to do this properly. If you want to stop a guy in his tracks, you need to step in with the jab and bring your weight into it.
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You're problem is you're probably not stepping in with your jab. Ask your coach to show you how to do this properly. If you want to stop a guy in his tracks, you need to step in with the jab and bring your weight into it.
Absolutely. Think of it as a power shot and not just a punch to set up the right hand. If you don't step into it it will be an arm punch...
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aaaah but than its defined as straight left and not a jab.
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lewis didnt step in to his jab .
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lewis didnt step in to his jab .
He didn't have to. He planted his feet and weighed over 250 lbs. I don't recall seeing him ever stagger or floor an opponent with his jab...
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i'm not sure if it was the hardest, but it definetely was the best combination of power and speed, so i would say it's arguably the best jab in boxing history.
**** i heard he could knock out teeth with his jab
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