The Jab

There are many sayings in boxing concerning the jab. One I saw on a wall in a gym in New York was “A good right hand can take you round the block, a good jab can take you round the world.” My favorite I heard from the forth-right British Promoter Frank Maloney “If you can’t jab, you can’t fight.” Blunt and to the point, and in my opinion very accurate. The jab is the foundation stone of your boxing; it sets up your punches, keeps your opponent off balance, and is the shot with the longest range in your arsenal.

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