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Old 03-03-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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Default Whats the best combo against a southpaw fighter

Im a orthodox fighter. What combinations do you find work against a southpaw fighter. I find them very awkward. Does anyone have any little tricks they use or a position or angle they use that works against a southpaw fighter.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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more of a circle left hook in close, straight right cross. You get your left leg outside of his right, you can throw the hook, but he will likely be aware of that as well. Time the cross inbetween his guard as he circles right. Try throwing it just inside his right glove as he is moving and it should sqeeze through.

Early, Southpaws always have the advantage, because they almost always fight orthodox fighters. The more you see them, the more used to it you will get.
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Achilles gave me some very useful advice to get the jab going against southpaws. Once that works everything becomes easier to land.

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: Whats the best combo against a southpaw fighter

Years ago, I used to spar with a good southpaw.

One thing I did was instead of fighting the normal way, I tried sparring in a southpaw stance. Good thing to try in sparring sessions, plus throwing right jabs is a
cool experience that makes for an interesting left hook experience.

The traditional method is to circle left and throw right hands and hooks.
But in training why not go against convention and circle right then stopping
to unload some straight single and double jabs. The gym is the school room,
so "nothing ventured, nothing gained".

In actual competition, it may be best to stick with convention, but
depending on the circumstances, a little unconventional trickery
may be the correct tools to get the job done. In many cases, there
is no right or wrong strategy, but flexibility to use the right tools
for the job will often be determined between round one and two.
Or if you are behind on points, then round three is do or die.
Round three may require a complete change of style and strategy.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:10 AM   #5
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The whole circle left thing, you see a lot of new pro's actually get knocked out by the right hook of the southpaws, circling left into the right hook to set up their own punches and not keeping the left hand up. You have to be wary of the south paws right hook and jab angles, especially the right hook because it is usually out of your peripheral vision, especially with head gear on.

So closing the gap with the jab, circling left and looking for the opening on the left hand side, you need to be wary, southpaws will take advantage of blind angles, especially looking to catch you on the way in, be sure to recover properly or you will pay for it.

Different fighters are going to have different abilities, so trying things out is very important. I like the idea of the double jab, it throws the southpaws counters with the right hook off and will likely score you points since the right hook is such a big part of the s.paws game.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #6
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step left, throw jab quickly as they lift their feet to adjust- then BAM straight right to the pipe, then big step right as they cover up , and BAM left hook, then cover up or jab out to distance.

that combo- when used well- and sparingly- almost always lands something. it can get predictable
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step left, throw jab quickly as they lift their feet to adjust- then BAM straight right to the pipe, then big step right as they cover up , and BAM left hook, then cover up or jab out to distance.

that combo- when used well- and sparingly- almost always lands something. it can get predictable

Ill definatly give this combo a try, sounds good. cheers dude..
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