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Old 11-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Best infighting southpaws in boxing history? (besides pacman)

Most of the best southpaws have average to long reach.

Pacman is the only successful infighting short reached southpaw that I know of.

Do you know of any in fighting southpaws? Why are they so rare?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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Manny is a bad infighter, he doesn't fight well at close range chest to chest. He folds up or holds awkwardly and doesn't try to use his shoulders for leverage and throw short combinations from a crouch like a conventional swarmer does.

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Hagler is probably the best Southpaw infighter. Whitaker was very competent as well.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:25 PM   #3
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Manny is a bad infighter, he doesn't fight well at close range chest to chest. He folds up or holds awkwardly and doesn't try to use his shoulders for leverage and throw short combinations from a crouch like a conventional swarmer does.

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Hagler is probably the best Southpaw infighter.
Good point thanks mate. Nice photos I will defo study hagler closer now!

By infighter I mean guys that have so little reach they have to get inside to fight.

There dosnt seem to be many versions of Tyson, Smokin Joe, or Ricky hatton that are southpaw!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Best infighting southpaws in boxing history? (besides pacman)

Pacquiao and Tyson are/were predominantly mid-range fighters.

Whitaker is the best southpaw I've seen on the inside.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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Chagaev at his best could do it pretty well. Winky Wright too.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #6
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Whitaker and Hagler, Pacquaio's infighting can see him outdone, he doesn't get leverage at that range
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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Some not mentioned above...Lew Tendler, Horacio Accavallo, Winky Wright
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #8
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Pacquiao's a pretty poor infighter, actually. I'd go with Whitaker and Hagler, who, incidentally, are the two best, period. Hagler had very long arms, though, so Whitaker would be the best choice.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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Andy Ganigan. I think you'll find that most southpaws are more effective either from a distance (where they can create angles and shoot that left hand) or on the way in. Most good southpaws are counterpunchers. I belive it was jake Lamotta that said he liked to fight lefties up close because that took away their angles.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:23 PM   #11
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Holy cow you dont see that very often wow, thanks mate much appreciated!!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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Whitaker is the best southpaw I've seen on the inside.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #13
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Good point thanks mate. Nice photos I will defo study hagler closer now!

By infighter I mean guys that have so little reach they have to get inside to fight.

There dosnt seem to be many versions of Tyson, Smokin Joe, or Ricky hatton that are southpaw!
Tyson was a bad infighter, he was a mid range fighter.
Not inside.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #14
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Tyson got tied up and pushed around on the inside quite often.
He also dislodged necks with uppercuts and hooks
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #15
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The TS doesn't even know what infighting is. Or maybe he's just a third-rate troll.
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