The jab jolts from a boxer's shoulders like an arrow from a bow.
It is their most important weapon. Fighters throughout time have spilled blood and sweat attempting to perfect it—to make it fast, to make it sharp. Every punch, heavier than the last.
It is the single most significant punch in boxing, both offensively and defensively.
A boxer can pump out their jab to keep their opponent at bay or off balance. They can tag their opponent repeatedly with the jab to pile up points for a decision victory. They can use it to set up power punches. Or they can even counter their opposition's attack with it.
Every fight, every fighter, the very fabric of the sport, starts and ends with the jab.
Its importance is undeniable. So the correlation between the best jabs and the best boxers shouldn't come as a surprise.
Every boxer throws it. But only a few have mastered it.
These are the 10 best jabs the sport of boxing has to offer today.