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Old 08-29-2012, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Is there any Benifit In Being A Right Handed SouthPaw?

don't plan to be one, although i've seen the coach try to have a few guys practice being southpaw to get used to both stances.

It's really difficult to land with your power hand if you're a right handed southpaw and majority of the punches you'd land would be from using your weaker hand am i right?

since an orthodox fighter against a southpaw would end up throwing rights more a right handed southpaw would have to use there left hands more which is there weaker hand.


Just out of curiousity.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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Many coaches don't like the idea of switching stances, however i think it'll become more necessary and required to become an outstanding boxer as seen in many boxers today.

Fighting out of southpaw as a right handed boxer or squaring up allows you to throw more vicious hooks/uppercuts with your right hand without getting off-balance and reduces the distance between you and the target.

Check out mike tyson. When he gets his opponent on the ropes, he sometimes changes to a south paw stance and delivers the right hook to the body, followed by the right uppercut to the chin. ( he also does this with the left hand )
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Erm, well there has been some word on Tyson being a converted southpaw. It seemed when he was well into the stage of battering someone, he reverted to what his natural stance would be. And yes, you saw him pummeling away only with lead right hands to end the match... I dont know why D'amato made him such...
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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Idea was big in Cuba, for a time in the 70s.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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Original question, that is why they say a SP is susceptible to an ODX's right hand. There is a major power/coordination disparity where an SP loses out in trading rear hands. And being a Right handed southpaw means your priority could end up launching most of your right hand arsenal and neglecting to develop the left. Becomes even more stale when they say a SP should step outside to the right and use his right hooks and jabs... bad news. I'm sorry, this only works for a short while, but it cant be a staple tactic. Been there, done that.

A right handed ODX would start off with a puny left hand and develop the strength and coordination with his left, meaning that eventually his both hands become dominant. Against a right jabber, both their arms clash along the same line and they stalemate. It becomes tedious after a while. Meanwhile a SP is now stuck throwing his powershot with his undeveloped hand, AND learn to parry with it, which puts him in a disadvantage. Especially if his left has to cross guard almost way to the right shoulder to push off a left jab.
Truth is, as much as an ODX must learn to jab and combo with Lefts, the right handed SP has to put an equal amount of training into throwing hooks, uppercuts and straights with his LEFT, which so many SPs forget to train. They cant even poke with their left, not to speak of landing a left uppercut, and the former is A MUST. It is the only way he can negate this common disadvantage. I sometimes don't agree that SPs are really such difficult opponents. Everything is fair
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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Its all to do with the Eyes.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #7
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I think someone posted this a while back, but i'll re-post it here. Wikipedia has a list of southpaw fighters and furthermore, it tells you which ones are actually right handed (despite fighting SP).

The list of right handed southpaws does contain some pretty successful fighters, so i guess there is some benefit to it, but I guess it comes down to some nuances of training and technique.

[ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southpaw_stance[/ame]
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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I think someone posted this a while back, but i'll re-post it here. Wikipedia has a list of southpaw fighters and furthermore, it tells you which ones are actually right handed (despite fighting SP).

The list of right handed southpaws does contain some pretty successful fighters, so i guess there is some benefit to it, but I guess it comes down to some nuances of training and technique.

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pacman does everything with right hand ie signing autographs
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pacman does everything with right hand ie signing autographs

Some lefties are taught to write with their right hand; as a lefty can't see what they are writing if they try to write normally with their left hand.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #11
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I do that, it depends on the person.. i had 2 team mates who tried it but fail miserably. I can fight at a distance better as a southpaw with alot of snappy jabs. For first 2 weeks i just trained my left straight to actually throw it with power. Next 4 weeks i trained footwork, next 2 weeks head movement and eventually used it in sparring. Works amazing, when im orthodox for a long time the opponent won't hesitate much to throw jabs, i then switch to southpaw and he has to rethink his whole gameplan. He starts throwing jabs and i simple bomb him.

PS: I didn't train southpaw stance in the gym. It was all homework, i would used the tiles for my footwork, shadowboxing for the left straight and a rope for the headmovement. My footwork is slightly better as an orthodox as far as putting pressure but im only 16 and i thought i have more than enough time to learn both stances. It was fairly easy for me.

EDIT: Summary of it all, works for some, doesn't for others. Just try working on it at home and see how it goes. If you still feel uncomfortable after 1-2 weeks then forget it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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Depends on the type of fighter. I was considering swapping before as I used to fight almost solely with my jab and left hook and uppercut with my right for defense or when the opponent was shelling up. I got over this however but still am left hand dominant so if I ever get time I may try and see if the SP stnace works better for me having my stronger hand throwing more of my shots is an obvious advantage.
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