From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

An uppercut in boxing is a punch that usually aims for the opponent's chin.[1] It is commonly known as a hook to the chin (for example in German: Kinnhaken).

In the technical language, people do not use the expression "hook to the chin", because as a rule one calls a "hook" a punch from the side with the lead hand, and almost always the chin is the target of punches. It is achieved by lifting your right or left hand and attempting to hit the opponent's chin.

Aim[change | change source]

Tommy Burns is doing an uppercut.

The uppercut is often used to start or finish a set of punches.

Famous user[change | change source]

Joe Louis was most known for his uppercuts

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of UPPERCUT". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2020-12-04.