COMBO ONE – JAB, CROSS, STEP ROUND, LEFT HOOK TO BODY
OGOGO says: “One-two [jab-cross]-hook to the body, I’ve been working on them quite a lot. The body punch is more important as a professional, you slow your opponent down as the fight gets on. I’ve been working on throwing that left hook to the body quite a lot. As an amateur I’d throw a one-two then a long left hook, you leave yourself open for a counter. As an amateur you can kind of get away with it but as a pro you need to step in and really generate the power throwing that left hook to the body. I throw the one-two, step in and drive off my lead leg to throw the left hook to the body. “Nice, fast one-two, the one-two’s more to blind him and occupy him. So you can step in and throw a left hook to the body. “You want to keep [the one-two] as long as possible. You want to land the jab nice and long. The longer that lands, you get more leverage for the backhand. Obviously you want to hit him and hurt him with [the one-two], stun him with it, but it’s more to blind him, get your feet in. The main punch is that body shot. “Everything’s fast and sharp or don’t throw.”
COMBO TWO – FEINT HIGH, THROW RIGHT TO BODY, LEAD HOOK TO THE HEAD
OGOGO says: “It’s a feint to the head, right hand to the body, left hook to the head. Again the feint is to just occupy him, show him the lead hand, think a jab’s coming. Once he thinks the jab’s coming, before he knows it, a straight right down to the body. After a few rounds of them, you do start to feel them and it’s quite a good punch because if you throw it a lot you can’t really get countered. You’re quite safe. “You could as an amateur throw the left hook quite big and wide and out of range. Now I throw the right hand, move my feet in, throw another short left hook and again generate that power off that twist. “You’re switching the attack. Feint high, go low. A lot of people just aim for the head in boxing. In pro boxing you want to take the body away because that’ll take the legs away. Although you won’t knock them out with that shot, in rounds seven, eight, nine, throw 20 of them and you’re going to really feel that as the fight goes on.”
COMBO THREE – JAB, CROSS, EVADE COUNTER, THROW BACK HAND
OGOGO says: “Throw a one-two, get his reaction. I throw a one-two, see what they’re going to do. A lot of the time they’ll try to counter, usually with the jab. Throw a one-two see if he throws the jab. Do it again, next time I’m going to do it, when that jab comes, I’m either going to beat him to it with one hand or draw it out of him, adjust the feet, then throw the right hand. “Fast one-two like the first combination, draw his jab, then when he’s throwing it, throw the right hand over the top. That’s what I did on my debut against Kieron Gray and it worked. I threw the one-two, caught him slightly, he’s thought, ‘I’ve got to punch back.’ I chopped the right hand down and caught him with it. It’s a good shot.” Ogogo will demonstrate more combinations next month.
PLUS OGOGO’S TOP 5 NUTRITION TIPS
- Have a nice-sized breakfast, decent-sized lunch, then a smaller dinner.
- Start your day with carbs to give you the energy you need for training. I usually have a bowl of porridge with chocolate MaxiNutrition Promax Lean powder. It tastes good and adds in extra protein.
- Cut out carbs from your evening meal. Have a healthy meal with protein and veg. I like chicken or fish.
- Eat protein within 20 minutes of exercise to help your muscles recover. I like a chocolate MaxiNutrition shake or bar to satisfy my sweet tooth.
- If you are serious about your training then cut out alcohol.