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> The JAB-the most important punch!!, Do judges score it today?? Is it underappreciated??
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post Apr 23 2013, 09:56 AM
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Well as we move to an era in which Boxing (the skill-hit without being hit) is now an unappreciated art form and the era of Brawling/UFCish style action packed fights are accepted as the skill (aka art form, if you will) it beckons the question:

Is the Jab an unappreciated/unscored punch? There was a time when this was the most important punch in a fight, it dictated ring generalship, if not atleast the pace of a fight and judges seemingly used to appreciate it more back in the day.

I saw AT score continuously with his jab (though he did miss often) but still the ones that landed should've been counted as much as the powerpunches landed by Canelo. Now I'm not solely focusing on this fight but rather using it as an example.

It just appears that more emphasis was placed on the powerpunches than the jab which landed with regularity rather than consistently.

Your thoughts on this are appreciated and what other fights you saw where a fighter's jab was landing much more than the other's powerpunches.

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post Apr 23 2013, 10:02 AM
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One of the big issues is that its separated in stats, you have the jab then everything else which should indicate its more important but when commentators refer to these stats its often a side note rather than an important detail not that the stats are ever accurate, but all you hear is huge right/left hook/uppercut. Never anything about the jab. Some of these judges have been around so long I wonder why they fell out of love of the sweet science cause they damn sure were around when it was good. But I guess the draw is more important its disgusting.
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post Apr 23 2013, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (mgrover @ Apr 23 2013, 10:02 AM) *
One of the big issues is that its separated in stats, you have the jab then everything else which should indicate its more important but when commentators refer to these stats its often a side note rather than an important detail not that the stats are ever accurate, but all you hear is huge right/left hook/uppercut. Never anything about the jab. Some of these judges have been around so long I wonder why they fell out of love of the sweet science cause they damn sure were around when it was good. But I guess the draw is more important its disgusting.



You're right, that's all they focus on. In the Canelo vs Trout fight, they highlighted the powerpunching and though Canelo landed significantly far fewer powerpunches than Austin did using his jab he was somehow cristened as the winner. Boxing the art of it is slowly dying, few people seem to appreciate the beauty of it; some recent results is when you read what people say about how Rigo beat Donaire.

Where is the appreciation for the art form of hit without being hit?
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post Apr 23 2013, 11:25 AM
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In most fights, the jab is not the most important punch in reality nor in the eyes of the judges.
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post Apr 23 2013, 01:27 PM
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it's the video game era we live in. ppl believe u can go into a ring and throw knock out blows. there's very little understanding. i love to show them how easy it is to disrupt shit with an educated jab. doesn't need to be hard. just accurate.
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post Apr 23 2013, 03:42 PM
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reminds me of the first forrest mosley fight. forrest jab was beautiful and disrupted everything mosley tried to do. it should always be the most important punch, i love guys who finish their combos with the jab as sort of a push back punch to get out the way instead of pulling back. its the first punch you learn to throw when you box. i won a street fight by just backing up and jabbing lol.
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post Apr 23 2013, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 23 2013, 01:27 PM) *
it's the video game era we live in. ppl believe u can go into a ring and throw knock out blows. there's very little understanding. i love to show them how easy it is to disrupt shit with an educated jab. doesn't need to be hard. just accurate.

yeah, it can be frustrating trying to set up those hard shots when you're getting jabbed in the face lol
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post Apr 24 2013, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE (sduck @ Apr 23 2013, 07:29 PM) *
yeah, it can be frustrating trying to set up those hard shots when you're getting jabbed in the face lol



Larry Holmes mastered the art of the jab and controlled the HW division for 7 years with his jab.
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post Apr 24 2013, 11:52 AM
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The jab is more a setup punch than a scoring punch
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QUOTE (DevJ560 @ Apr 24 2013, 12:52 PM) *
The jab is more a setup punch than a scoring punch

No. Understatement of the year
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