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10/7/13 2:46 AM
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I meant to ask this the weekend of Mayweather/Canelo. 1.I think superman punches are allowed but rarely thrown. Being that it's boxing, I understand why, but you would think you would at least see a superman punch more often than what we do see.(I've never seen a superman punch in boxing until I watched the above video. 7:07 mark in the above video. 2.I know spinning backfist are not allowed, but personally a spinning backfist is a punch, and in my opinion you should be allowed to throw any punch you can throw.
10/7/13 3:29 AM
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Spinning backfists are banned because they turn into forearms and elbows at close range.
10/7/13 3:31 AM
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Superman punch is setup with a kick feint. 

10/7/13 3:32 AM
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insomnia - Spinning backfists are banned because they turn into forearms and elbows at close range.
Not its because you have to strike with the front of the knuckles/glove. Thats why normal (not spinning) back fists aren't allowed either. Phone Post
10/7/13 3:34 AM
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Letibleu - 

Superman punch is setup with a kick feint. 


True, but... It would technically still be a legal strike in boxing. A feint works because it looks like you're about to get hit, it might not matter that a boxer knows kicks against are against the rules.

A foot coming at your balls is a foot coming at your balls.
10/7/13 3:44 AM
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I do it in sparring and it throws people off, like a foot switch Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 3:50 AM
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JCC Is a beast. Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 3:54 AM
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Because your faking a kick?

OP just outed himself as a clueless noob. Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 5:47 AM
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My personal opinion is simply a superman punch looks goofy. Boxing is known as the "sweet science". A superman punch doesn't fit the mold or technically sound for boxing Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 5:56 AM
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It's not allowed in boxing. Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 5:57 AM
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At least the boxing associations and clubs here don't allow it. I don't think it is legal, I could be wrong though. Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 6:01 AM
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I think Manny threw one in the Mosely fight. Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 6:02 AM
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OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash - Because your faking a kick?

OP just outed himself as a clueless noob. Phone Post 3.0
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10/7/13 6:02 AM
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stonepony -
Letibleu - 

Superman punch is setup with a kick feint. 


True, but... It would technically still be a legal strike in boxing. A feint works because it looks like you're about to get hit, it might not matter that a boxer knows kicks against are against the rules.

A foot coming at your balls is a foot coming at your balls.
You idiot Phone Post 3.0
10/7/13 6:19 AM
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Seems like a good way to get KO'd since you put all of your weight forward and you'll be off balance when you miss.
10/7/13 7:32 AM
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Letibleu - 

Superman punch is setup with a kick feint. 


This.

In order for this technique to land, you have to make your opponent respect your kicks first, and once you have that, they are primed for a superman punch.
10/7/13 7:36 AM
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I've seen this question asked before and usually the person asking doesn't know that a Superman punch is set up with a kick feint, they think it's just a type of punch.
10/7/13 7:37 AM
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TOAO - Bc boxing is gay for the most part. Phone Post
Nothing gay with boxing. People like gps that make mma gay. Phone Post
10/7/13 7:47 AM
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Ninja Tea Party - I've seen this question asked before and usually the person asking doesn't know that a Superman punch is set up with a kick feint, they think it's just a type of punch.

AKA people who have never done any kickboxing training.

I used to love when I'd go to training and most of the people I sparred with tried to land it on me but they didn't understand it was a feint rather than a leap into the air. So they would jump up in the air and try to come down with a punch and you could step back, time it, and rock them with a right hand when they landed.

I've even seen in high-level MMA competition where a guy throws it by jumping up into the air rather than coming straight forward with it. It's actually dangerous to use if you are flying up rather than straight forward.
10/7/13 7:49 AM
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Barely anyone throws superman punches in mma.  GSP pulled it off better than anyone in the sport and he doesn't throw the superman right really at all anymore.


Yeah he uses the superman jab a lot but it gets there faster than the superman right.

Still very effective and can be more powerful than the average jab if thrown and landed correctly.
10/7/13 7:50 AM
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OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash - Because your faking a kick?

OP just outed himself as a clueless noob. Phone Post 3.0
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Not necessarily, you don't need to faint with a kick. The initial lead in with a feint jab before pulling back and throwing again is enough. You can through a superman off a planted front foot, James Irvin threw it this way to good effect. Phone Post
10/7/13 7:54 AM
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OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash - Because your faking a kick?

OP just outed himself as a clueless noob. Phone Post 3.0
This Phone Post 3.0
Not necessarily, you don't need to faint with a kick. The initial lead in with a feint jab before pulling back and throwing again is enough. You can through a superman off a planted front foot, James Irvin threw it this way to good effect. Phone Post

You mean like a double jab with a feint on the first rather than a full double jab?
10/7/13 8:04 AM
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Great vid. Nice to see Mayweather losing. If it only it was Floyd. Phone Post
10/7/13 8:19 AM
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stonepony -
Letibleu - 

Superman punch is setup with a kick feint. 


True, but... It would technically still be a legal strike in boxing. A feint works because it looks like you're about to get hit, it might not matter that a boxer knows kicks against are against the rules.

A foot coming at your balls is a foot coming at your balls.
Is legal, but the point is to get your opponent to drop his hands w a fake kick, leaving the chin exposed for the punch. You're never gonna do that in boxing, so there's no point, punch is too telegraphed without the kick Phone Post
10/7/13 8:21 AM
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sockeye - My personal opinion is simply a superman punch looks goofy. Boxing is known as the "sweet science". A superman punch doesn't fit the mold or technically sound for boxing Phone Post 3.0
Plus it's largely ineffective. Phone Post 3.0

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