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Old 07-04-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Is it possible or an orthdox boxer to fight like Winky or Whitaker???

Could an orthodox boxer fight in a style similar to Winky or pernell whitaker?Or is it not possible due to those 2 being a southpaw?
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is it possible or an orthdox boxer to fight like Winky or Whitaker???

winky wright is really right handed but he fights in southpaw. so i guess the answer to your question is yes.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #3
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how do they fight? never seens any of there fights. i'm a right ahnded southpaw too so i'd like to know.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Is it possible or an orthdox boxer to fight like Winky or Whitaker???

They have 2 different styles yet both are great defensive fighters. And in answer to the question of course, you can perfect any style as long as you only stick to that style and you are comfortable with it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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So an orthdox boxer could per say use some of there moves?
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
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So an orthdox boxer could per say use some of there moves?
An orthadox fighter (right handed) can do anything a lefty can do and viceversa, everything is backwords if you mimick wright's or whitaker's style, but of course in order to mimick these 2 styles you have to have similar builds and athleticism. Winky has extra long arms and is able to keep his hands high while being able to block body shots and Whitaker was just as athletic as you can get and had great reflexes to slip punches while staying in the pocket. These 2 guys are the best in the world at this and being a defensive fighter is probably the hardest thing to do. If you are new to boxing I would recommend learn the basics, spar as much as you can and after about 5-10 thousand rounds of ringtime you could try one of these 2 styles. good luck
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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how do they fight? never seens any of there fights. i'm a right ahnded southpaw too so i'd like to know.
are you a real boxing fan then?
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:34 AM   #8
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Yes. Simple answer.
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are you a real boxing fan then?
what does that have to do with anything?
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:45 AM   #10
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It is possible I hear.....
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:05 PM   #11
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Yeah mate, what the hell are you talking about?
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:19 PM   #12
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because you have never seen whitaker or winky fight
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:33 PM   #13
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funny thread since im a right handed southpaw having to learn how to fight orthodox. the movement and slipping just feels awful. as a southpaw it felt more fluid and easier to dip and move. now in the ortho stance it seems robotic. but with enough shadowboxing, sparring, and work anything you can do in one stance, you deffinately can do in the other.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:58 PM   #14
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why do you have to learn to fight ortho if you feel comfortable southpaw you should fight that way
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:07 PM   #15
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because the coaches at my gym said i would end up switching since my right hand is my strong hand. as well my left hand isnt built up to actually throw a power punch. this wasnt a problem when i was first going but now it is somehow. sall good tho, ima learn ortho just to round off my fight game.
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