Cross (boxing)

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Cross (Straight punch)
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Cross for the stop in Burmese boxing
Also known as Flag of France.svg France: Direct (bras arrière)

Flag of Albania.svg Albania:Direkt

Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia: Задњи директ (двојка)

Flag of Romania.svg Romania: Directă (braţ spate)

Flag of Japan.svg Japan: Gyaku zuki

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China: 後手直拳

Flag of Russia.svg Russia:Кросс

Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand: Mat Trong Kwa (หมัด ตรง ขวา)

Flag of Myanmar.svg Burma: Pyon Latt-di

Flag of Poland.svg Poland: Prosty

Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine: Крос

Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria: Прав удар
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In boxing, a cross (also commonly called a straight, or a rear hand punch) [1] is a punch usually thrown with the dominant hand the instant an opponent leads with his opposite hand. The blow crosses over the leading arm, hence its name. It is a power punch like the uppercut and hook. Compubox, a computerized punch scoring system, counts the cross as a power punch.

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Technique

From the guard position, the rear hand is thrown from the chin, crossing the body and travelling towards the target in a straight line. The rear shoulder is thrust forward and finishes just touching the outside of the chin. At the same time, the lead hand is retracted and tucked against the face to protect the inside of the chin. For additional power, the torso and hips are rotated counterclockwise (for right-hand dominant, and clockwise for left-hand dominant) as the cross is thrown. Weight is also transferred from the rear foot to the lead foot, resulting in the rear heel turning outwards as it acts as a fulcrum for the transfer of weight. Body rotation and the sudden weight transfer is what gives the cross its power. Like the jab, a half-step forward may be added. After the cross is thrown, the hand is retracted quickly and the guard position resumed. It can be used to counterpunch a jab, aiming for the opponent's head (or a counter to a cross aimed at the body) or to set up a hook. The cross can also follow a jab, creating the classic "one-two combo". The cross is also called a "straight" or "right".

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References

  1. "Boxing | Right cross Straight right Difference". Heavyfists.con. 2016-01-05. Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Retrieved 2019-07-20.