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Old 02-15-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Why is it that there are many converted orthodox fighters but not as many converted southpaw fighters? Wouldn't it be an advantage? I also saw recently some boxing analyst said most southpaws don't make it far in the pros except a few which I don't know how true this is. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Winky is a converted-southpaw. Don't know too many others though.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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Why is it that there are many converted orthodox fighters but not as many converted southpaw fighters? Wouldn't it be an advantage? I also saw recently some boxing analyst said most southpaws don't make it far in the pros except a few which I don't know how true this is. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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That is the most bullshit I've ever heard.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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Yeah winky and haglar come to mind for converted southpaws to me
@Charlie yeah thats what I thought and I conclude maybe he was just saying there was a lot less i'm not really sure
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Southpaws are amazing if I had my time again i'd have boxed this way- I can do both.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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Paul Williams is a right handed south paw I think.
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:57 PM   #7
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Southpaws are amazing if I had my time again i'd have boxed this way- I can do both.
Their advantage is disappearing as they're getting more and more common.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:38 PM   #8
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Their advantage is disappearing as they're getting more and more common.
I have noticed I am seeing a lot recently
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I'm also a right-handed southpaw . Huge advantage since I can throw my lead hand with power shots also
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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I'm also a right-handed southpaw . Huge advantage since I can throw my lead hand with power shots also
Ok, but can you throw your straight left with the same power as your straight right? I know for me, I'm almost more comfortable in a southpaw stance, but I lose a lot of power in my back hand. I'd think is common for righties who convert over.
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I believe I could do either one but I have a strong right hand and believe I only would have an average straight left
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Ok, but can you throw your straight left with the same power as your straight right? I know for me, I'm almost more comfortable in a southpaw stance, but I lose a lot of power in my back hand. I'd think is common for righties who convert over.
Yes, I actually can't throw my right hand for shit in an orthodox stance
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Tarver is a right handed southpaw.
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Tarver is a right handed southpaw.
No he's not, he writes with his left hand so he's either a lefty or ambidextrous, not a righty.
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Why is it that there are many converted orthodox fighters but not as many converted southpaw fighters? Wouldn't it be an advantage? I also saw recently some boxing analyst said most southpaws don't make it far in the pros except a few which I don't know how true this is. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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When southpaws were rare there was a total lack of familiarity with the fighting style because there were no decent fighters to spare with who were lefties. Orthodox fighters, as a result, had serious trouble adequately preparing for the new angles/positions presented by southpaws and were at the mercy of that dreaded straight/lead left/right hook combo.

Now with there being more lefties out there to spar with, the aura of mystery surrounding southpaws has disappeared and , thus, fewer people are converting to gain an advantage that no longer is as pronounced as it once was.
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