Originally Posted by slip&counter
Southpaws just look so much more aesthetically pleasing with almost every shot. The angle for them to slide out just looks better doesn't it and more smooth. It seems like the orthodox fighter has to use his feet to get out for that shot.
I loved trying to immitate southpaws when i was a kid.
Yep that's it in a nutshell mate, Part of my boxing 'apprenticeship' as a child i told my father when moving to another gym 'i'm going southpaw' i felt so much better fighting as a lefty.
My only problem and i dunno how this is for most lefty's at AM level but sadly many trainers don't like it, don't know how to work pads for a southpaw and often try change fighters around to orthodox.