Opinion

Panel: What’s the best body shot you’ve ever seen?

body shot
We ask the panel about the best body shot they've seen

Declan Taylor
Boxing reporter

There are countless lead hooks to the body delivered by people like Ricky Hatton and Gennady Golovkin which spring to mind but the one that really sticks out was actually delivered with the rear hand: Roy Jones’ stopping Virgil Hill with a right hook to the body in their 1998 fight.

Andy Clarke
Television commentator

This will be a popular answer amongst boxing fans my age, but for me it’s the left hand Ricky Hatton skewered Jose Luis Castillo with. Great shot and it took the Hitman to 43-0. He was on top of the world.

Paul Edwards
Former British champion

The one that sticks out in my head is Hatton-Castillo because Castillo was a beast. To see him wither like that and just go down and not be able to recover, I’d say that.

Matthew Macklin
World title challenger

The best one I’ve ever been hit with is the one Golovkin done me with! I’d been robbed against Felix Sturm, gone close with Sergio Martinez and then Golovkin folded me in half with that body shot, broke two of my ribs. I’d probably say Golovkin against me or Hatton-Castillo.

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