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Old 03-10-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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has a southpaw turned orthodox ever turned back to southpaw to either gain or keep the title?(kinda like in rocky 2 but i dont even wanta go there)
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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The only switch hitters are those that are comfortable doing it any fight or when injured, doing it for a specific opponent would fail and is bullshit, as is the Rocky franchise
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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Well, Rocky wasn't exactly supposed to be realistic (honestly, even Ali would have gone down if he'd been hit in the head as much as Rocky was in his fights). That said, I can't really think of anyone who can do that although I think Donaire was a lefty originally, and he does switch back to it sometimes.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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donaire did it in recent memory
de la hoya against whitaker....barely
haye turns southpaw but more as a stance to get out of punching range.
casamayor after a combination on the back foot will switch stance or stay in a neutral stance when dancing around.
travis simms when he man hurt switched to orthy to bet in a better position to go on the inside and confused the opponent for a bit

good example for the actual description would possible be kevin kelley against derrick gainer. the ending is a perfect example. adding extra distance to your hook, while also staying covered and relatively safe. while also having your feet planted.

switch hitting back in the days wasn't much of a thing, gavilan did it a lot. see the last round against chuck davey. archie moore did it but it wasn't like he considered himself fighting southpaw. it was just staying covered while being in a harder position to get hit.


point is that it's not really done. you might get a few shots in. but once the cat is out the bag it's pretty easy to be found out. also if your getting caught switching stance and delivered with enough power. it' a massive chance of being kd.
hamed against kelley. 2 switch hitters. who swap stance throughout. 2 of hameds punches are him following through. from southpaw to righty.
also an example of how both could get caught easily when not ready.

anyone seen bentt vs jerry jones? an example of how it can be effective
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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Tillis and Page were pretty good at it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:45 PM   #7
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i think its effective if you switch inside to get off punches or as a smooth transition from a right hand you throw. When people self consciously do it at range it doesnt really seem to do anything but confuse the guy who switched stance.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:15 PM   #8
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donaire did it in recent memory
de la hoya against whitaker....barely
haye turns southpaw but more as a stance to get out of punching range.
casamayor after a combination on the back foot will switch stance or stay in a neutral stance when dancing around.
travis simms when he man hurt switched to orthy to bet in a better position to go on the inside and confused the opponent for a bit

good example for the actual description would possible be kevin kelley against derrick gainer. the ending is a perfect example. adding extra distance to your hook, while also staying covered and relatively safe. while also having your feet planted.

switch hitting back in the days wasn't much of a thing, gavilan did it a lot. see the last round against chuck davey. archie moore did it but it wasn't like he considered himself fighting southpaw. it was just staying covered while being in a harder position to get hit.


point is that it's not really done. you might get a few shots in. but once the cat is out the bag it's pretty easy to be found out. also if your getting caught switching stance and delivered with enough power. it' a massive chance of being kd.
hamed against kelley. 2 switch hitters. who swap stance throughout. 2 of hameds punches are him following through. from southpaw to righty.
also an example of how both could get caught easily when not ready.

anyone seen bentt vs jerry jones? an example of how it can be effective
I saw Bennt vs. Jones that was wild...a one round kayo and an upset. By the way, you have an excellent avatar.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:35 PM   #9
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Jeffries seems to have done it in the second Sharkey fight (obviously to retain his title).

His left arm was in a bad way going into the fight and got worse as it progressed. In the latter rounds he set up a jab with his right hand to keep Sharkey at bay. This could be interpreted as switch hitting.
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