The hook is one of the most powerful punches in boxing. They can be thrown in a myriad of ways, check-hook, upper-hook (a.k.a. "the 45") or the shovel-hook.
The timing, speed and accuracy of a well-thrown left hook, especially, can knock out both opponents and spectators alike.
Some of the most sensational knockouts and knockdowns in boxing history have been attributed to the left hook.
Also, some of the most famous pugilists of our time have either been behind or in front of this most exquisite of punches, with devastating effect.
Let’s have a look…