2 Series Boxing Combinations
Quick Intro to Boxing Numbering
To recap and for those of you finding yourself on this page without having read the main boxing combinations page, we number punches in boxing - (again reverse for southpaws):
- 2-Straight Right
- 3-Left Hook
- 4-Right Hook
- 5-Left Uppercut
- 6-Right Uppercut
- And we put a B after the punch if it is supposed to be a bodyshot...
What is a Two Series?
This page will show you how to build 2 series boxing combinations. That's just my fancy way of saying that when you throw a 2 series combination, it consists of only two types of punches.
So, for instance, if you're instructed to throw a 1-2 (jab, straight right) or a 1-3 (jab, left hook), you are throwing a two series combination because it consists of different punches. If you throw a 1-1-2 or a 1-3-1, you are still throwing a two series combination even though have thrown three punches, because they consist of only two types of punches. Make sense?
Like all series, two series combinations also include punches thrown to both the body and head - so a 1B-3-1 is still a two series even though it kind of looks like there are three diferent types of punches -- the jabs are still jabs - just different targets.
Most Common 2 Series Boxing Combinations
The most common 2 series combinations are the 1-2, 2-3, 5-2, 6-3, 3B-2, and 2-3B. Generally speaking, two series combinations end in a position not in balance. The first punch transfers weight or sets up your opponent for a power shot that includes a lot of weight transfer. From there, you either throw another punch (making it a three series combination) or recover to your guard. You'd be best served if you mastered the following:
Jabs and Straights
Hooks and Straights
Add in the Uppercuts
Make Up Your Own
There is no limit to the number of two series combination boxing combinations you can come up with. It is simply a matter of balancing a punch (or series of punches thrown with the left hand) followed by a punch thrown with the right. Do pay attention to mastering the ones listed here as they are the basis for three series combinations. Once you have them, explore the possibilities of others and don't forget to work the body.