|Anime||Round 1 (The Fighting)|
|Similar technique(s)||Corkscrew blow|
The straight is a powerful straight punch thrown with the rear hand.
From a guarding position (fists at eye height), the fist is thrown with the rear hand crossing the body in a straight line towards the target. In addition, weight is transferred from the rear foot to the lead foot as hips, torso and shoulder are rotated in order to give the punch more power.
- This move is first used by Takamura Mamoru.
- Despite being shown for the first time as a detailed explanation to Ippo, the name itself is not mentioned in it's demonstration.
- The straight is also referred to as "cross".
- ↑ Hajime no Ippo chapter 1, pages 22-24