Archie Moore was one of the all time great boxers who would have his share of fans labelling him as the greatest light heavyweight boxer in history. He also holds the record of the most number of knockouts – over 130 to his name! So you know when you hear the name Archie Moore, you are talking about one smart fighter. How to counter the right hand or how to defend the right hand was something Moore was a master of. His cross arm defence or his use of the shoulder roll enabled him to counter the right hand in a number of ways. Most of your opponents will be right handed so that will usually be their power shot, if you can effectively counter their power shot and take it out of the equation, it makes the fight much easier because now they are worried about throwing their hard punches and if you don’t have to worry about the big punch and that power, you can settle into your pressure and get into a zone quicker.
The short video below outlines just some of the methods Archie Moore used to both defend and counter the right cross.
Archie Moore is one of the fighters featured in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring.
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