[Ads-l] knock for a loop (1916), throw for a loop (1925)

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 24 22:20:08 UTC 2015

I was just about to post about the "loop-the-loop" punch as well. A
loop-the-loop is an uppercut, presumably one where the fist made a full
reverse loop. A well-landed uppercut to the chin can result in a knockout,
sending the other "loopy". Just a thought.

Anyway, I found some earlier "loop-the-loop" punches.



At in-fighting he clearly bested Lewis, and with two "loop-the-loop"
punches he almost evened up the advantage that the Philadelphia boy secured
in the first two rounds.

Evening star. (Washington, D.C.), 22 Aug. 1905. Chronicling America:
Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.


1906, an Australian newspaper reporting on US boxing:

He doesn't try to clinch, but just tears away with little uppercuts that
are called loop-the-loop punches here, and he knows how to shoot them up to
his opponent's chin.

Referee (Sydney, NSW : 1886 - 1939) Wednesday 28 November 1906



For a moment it looked as though the fight was at an end, especially when
Sarcone landed a wicked loop the loop which knocked Gans' head back on his

The Pacific commercial advertiser. (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands), 28 Dec.
1910. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.



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