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Stance, Punches, Defense and Guards

Stance
Boxers can sometimes be seen tapping their cheeks or foreheads with their fists in order to remind themselves to keep their hands up.

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Left to right: Full Crouch, Semi Crouch and Upright Stance

Punches
There are four basic punches in boxing: the jab, straight right/left hand, hook and uppercut.

punch

Left to right: Cross Counter, Half Uppercut and Uppercut

punches

Left to right: Hook, Jab and Short Straight Punch

Defense
There are several basic maneuvers a boxer can use in order to evade or block punches

deffence

Left to right:Blocking, Bobbing and Clinching

diff

Left to right:Cover Up, Pulling Away and Slipping

Guards
There are several defensive positions (guards or styles) used in boxing. Some may have their guard higher for more head protection while others have their guard lower.

guard

Left to right: Low Guard, Mixed Guard and Peek-a-Boo

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