Punch like PacMan: Signature hits that you could copy
Manny Pacquiao has built a Hall of Fame-worthy boxing career, even in his prime. His record is just secondary to the impact he had made in and out of the ring in more ways than one.
Pacman’s style has evolved over the years, from a scrawny teen all-out brawler to a methodical world championship fighter honed and perfected by Freddie Roach, in which he combines his blinding speed with his lethal power on both fists
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Here are his signature hits and how to do that.
Most boxers would mean this as a standard right hand, but for Pacman, being a southpaw implies that he had to develop his off-hand more so that it could be at par with his trademark left.
A one-dimensional boxer at the start of his career, Roach took him on his wings in the 2000s to bring the best of his non-dominant hand. The result was Manila Ice, which was the product of constant training with his right hand, including a hook that can be at par with his lethal left.
How to do it?
This can be done on the right with a sparring partner during training. As your partner fires a jab at you, counter it with your right hook and aim it at the head.
Manny is also known for his multiple combinations, which can go from at least two, or more punches in rapid time. It was so lethal that it could be a potential knockout tool when needed.
It is combinations that became synonymous with speed and power, leaving opponents with no choice but to throw the towel, especially when they are bigger than Pacman. Cotto and Dela Hoya knew a thing or two about this.
How to do it?
The mitts are your best friend. You can see many mitt trainings by Pacquiao and Coach, but more importantly, your bond with your coach is as vital as your dream punches.
Lethal left hand
You can’t leave this key punch out of Manny Pacquiao. He can definitely have it trademarked and earn a few more, but knowing him, he is willing to share his boxing knowledge with you.
His left hand is probably the single-greatest contribution of Pacquiao when he is inducted into Canastota. Because it has different varieties, but it has the same lethal outcome and had brought him title belts in the course of his career.
The punch that sucked the life out of Ricky Hatton? It was the LEFT hook.
His memorable knockdowns of Juan Manuel Marquez, including three in the opening round of their first encounter? Straight LEFT hand.
How to do it?
Use heavy bags and spar with a partner to get a grip. More rounds, much better. But please do not use this outdoors.