Punching Combos for Boxing | How to Do the One-Two Combo

The jab and the straight right hand, also known as a One-Two combo or jab cross, are the two most common punches in a fight. When these boxing combination punches are thrown correctly and timed just right, the effect can be devastating.

If you want to learn how to throw different types of combination punches, read on for more information from the Gloveworx coaches.

The Classic

When you have a nice One-Two punching combo and put it to good use, you will definitely give your opponent some trouble. Since you can use your jab to gain ring control, you can take advantage of this control and apply your right cross anywhere you want.

A straight Two is often the quickest and most common to land, so when throwing the jab cross combo, step towards your opponent and bring the power. Completing these punches effectively will ensure your opponent respects you and keeps their distance. If they don’t, they may be waking up on the canvas.

Jab to the Body

Jabbing to the body is great way to throw your opponent off, as most jabs come at them at face height. It’s also an effective move that may cause them to drop their hands in instinctual defense of their body, opening themselves up to an attack on their head.

If you’re quick enough and prepared, you can throw a hard, fast Two straight at their face and connect with a ton of force and power. An additional way to confuse your opponent includes staring at their body while completing these punching combinations and boxing, as they won’t be sure if your second punch is also heading towards their body or head.

Jab, Overhand Cross

The jab with the overhand Two is best used when there is no time to waste and you want to get straight to the point. When you stick the jab and come with the Two from another angle (the overhand right), it can be unexpected due to the fact that everyone is used to the regular One-Two combo in the ring.

While the overhand right is a bit slower than a straight right, you can use the surprise this punch generates to your advantage. Since your opponent won’t be expecting a Two from this angle, you can land hard. This punch is a high risk, high reward move that’s worth the effort once it lands.

Adding Variation

Adding some variation to your One-Two punch combos will improve your ability to control the ring and cause trouble for your opponent. These combos will help you maintain the unpredictability that’s so effective during a boxing match. The more variety you can bring to your combinations, the more dangerous you become.

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