What are power punches in boxing? Power punches are a KO move: they’re designed to knock your opponent off their feet in one fell swoop. Sounds like the only move you need, right? Unfortunately, power punches aren’t as easy as one would like. Elite boxers can generate about 700 to 1300 pounds of force, but it takes some practice to get there. Add in our power punching secrets to your routine and you’ll be well on your way.