Shadowslan, click the underlined link in the original post.
doublelegtakedown: if you want to land KO punches, you've gotta use your legs.
Squats help alot. I don't do them, because I have 31" thighs and I am an easy gainer. If I do leg work, I won't be able to find pants that fit right (I keep splitting them in the crotch). I have to wear "ghetto" pants as it is...
However I squat in the 400-500lbs range (haven't maxed in a long time...)
So I don't really need to work them.
Using your legs and learning how to let power flow through with good form will make even quick punches and jabs land with authority.
My last KO, I slipped my opponents right cross and hit him with a quick right srtaight at an upward angle. I quickly got back into position to block any counterpunches and looked over my gloves to see my opponent on the floor. Suprised me! My opponent was 6'3" 280lbs and I am 5'10" and was 190lbs at the time.
When I slipped under that punch and came up with the right straight, my legs were bent and then exploding upward, so a good bit of my 190lbs (at the time) was behind that quick punch.
However, I fought again that night and continued to fight after I dislocated my left (previously injured) shoulder. Got my ass handed to me, shoulda quit while I was ahead.~Nathan