Cross and Shoulder Roll

In the pictures below you see the shoulder roll being used as a defense against a right cross. Notice that when the cross is thrown, the chin is kept down and the shoulder up, providing cover against a simultaneous attack. You can also watch the cross and shoulder roll defense in the video on my main boxing page.

Squared Off Shoulder Roll

Gray shirt throws a right cross at blue shirt, and blue shirt evades with a shoulder roll.

Cross

Blue shirt returns a right cross at gray shirt, and gray shirt does a shoulder roll to evade.

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