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a swinging blow directed upward (especially at an opponent's chin)

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BENDING OVER BACKWARDS Ricky lands a strong uppercut on his opponent
He rose to his feet but looked in complete disarray and, when Mitchell thudded home another left hook and left uppercut, referee Richie Davies stopped it to hand Mitchell redemption.
Before the bell a right hand and left uppercut stunned Murray but Mitchell seemed slow to capitalise before the session ended.
He also produced a venomous jab which snapped Abraham's head back and an uppercut around the guard as Froch won yet another round.
He said: "As he got within a couple of feet, a man punched him with a right uppercut which caught Gibbo on the left side of his face, which lifted him off the floor, and his head hit the tiled floor.
Pacquiao came back throwing several shots, but it was Clottey who landed the heaviest with another uppercut.
I was looking for a strategy to beat that defense, like body shots, uppercuts.
In the seventh, Pacquiao landed a thudding hook and then an uppercut to leave Cotto reeling and he kept the Puerto Rican on the back foot in the eighth, twice pinning him to the ropes with a flurry of jabs.
Steven Gerrard joined in the attack with a succession of well-aimed uppercut punches delivered with the style and speed of a professional boxer.
In Round 3, Rothwell came out bloody and dazed and Arlovski teed-off on Rothwell's head and finally put him away with a bone-cracking uppercut.
Those blows seemed to hurt the 29-year-old Osborne (4-11-2), and Rodriguez went upstairs with a combination, punctuating the barrage with an uppercut that staggered Osborne and caused the referee to stop it at 2:55 of the fourth round.
Furious, he hauled him out of the bed, landed a right uppercut, threw him down the stairs, then picked him up by the scruff of his neck and threw him out the front door.
A series of big lefts opened a cut above the Belgian's right eye before a right uppercut had him wobbling.
Maccarrinelli (left) halted Dominguez, who had even gone the full eight round distance with 7ft giant WBA world heavyweight champion Nicolay Valuev, with a stunning ninth-round right uppercut.
Froch caught the Ul-sterman with a chilling right uppercut in the 11th round to render referee Richie Davies' count meaningless and stretch his record to 19 unbeaten.