3 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 Three Series?
This page will show you how to build 3 series boxing combinations. That's just my fancy way of saying that when you throw a 3 series combination, it consists of three types of punches.
So, for instance, if you're instructed to throw a 1-2-3 (jab, straight right, left hook) or a 1-3-2 (jab, left hook, straight right), you are throwing a three series combination because it consists of three different punches. If you throw a 1-1-2-3 or a 1-3-1-2, you are still throwing a three series combination even though you have thrown four punches, because they consist of only three types of punches. Make sense?
Like all series, three series combinations also include punches thrown to both the body and head - so a 1-1B-3-2 is still a three series even though it kind of looks like there are four diferent types of punches -- the jabs are still jabs - just different targets.
Most Common 3 Series Boxing Combinations
The most common 3 series combinations are the 1-2-3, 2-3-6, 5-2-3, 6-3-2, 3B-2-1, and 1-2-3B. Generally speaking, three series combinations end in a position of balance. The first punch transfers weight or sets up your opponent for a power shot that includes a lot of weight transfer. The second shot requires a third punch to put you back into a balanced guard. It's generally a right-left-right or left-right-left kind of movement. You'd be best served if you mastered the following:
Jabs, Straights and Hooks
Add the Uppercuts
Make Up Your Own
There is no limit to the number of three series combination boxing combinations you can come up with. It is simply a matter of creating a balanced set of right-left-right or left-right-left punches. Once you have that basic movement mastered, you can repeat each combination as many times as you like - effectively throwing 3, 6, 9, or even 12 punches in row (if your conditioning and techniques allows...) Work on these and see what else you can come up with. Again, don't neglect the body.