I was watching a video of Canelo in the gym punching the heavy bag. He was concentrating on heavy hitting hooks to the body, with both hands. Really trying to hit the bag as hard as he could. Punch after punch. What he wants to do with that body punch is plant his feet and get maximum leverage in a hook to the kidney area. That is his power punch (reminds me of Micky Ward). It is Canelo’s game winner, but also his maximum vulnerability. When he plants his feet to throw the body punch, that’s when he is most stationary, and his focus has to be on hitting the opponent’s kidney area, not on his own defense.
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I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up. View all posts by Henry Barnard