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This was one of the last body blows to be considered illegal in modern boxing. Nevertheless, it represents a formidable asset in every boxer’s arsenal.
Especially against opponents whose tendency is to rush in and clinch, this punch can be brought into play with great efficiency.
In case of an attempted body clinch, keep one arm free and, with the help of a strong hip twist, tap your opponent heavily over the kidneys with your knuckles. The shot can be repeated, if possible.
When you are attacked from a distance with straight punches, slip the attack to the outside and pin his striking arm with your palm or hook his limb (over hook or under hook) while hitting hard with a short hook at the kidney region. The damage inflicted may easily bring your opponent to his knees.