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Old 01-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Boxers who switched from Conventional to SouthPaw?

Can anyone help me and name a few? I am open to fighters today but especially fighters of the past. Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Boxers who switched from Conventional to SouthPaw?

Flash Elorde, he was intentionally converted to southpaw stance because his trainer believed there is a stylistic advantage to being one.

Paul Spadafora was converted to southpaw by accident, literally. He got shot in the right leg, and he found it badly weakened which affected his orthodox stance. He switched.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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oscar is a natural lefty and would occasionally swtich in fights

same with MAB (as recently discovered here)
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Boxers who switched from Conventional to SouthPaw?

Ayub Kalule watched his southpaw older box and thought that is was the way to box. That is why he had a great righthand jab and hook, but no left cross to speak about. (although Ho Joo from Corea would beg to differ)

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Default Re: Boxers who switched from Conventional to SouthPaw?

Roy Jones switched to southpaw every now and then. Naseem Hamed switched stances often. Marvin Hagler was known for doing this. Mayweather has done it. Andre Ward is another one.
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Default Re: Boxers who switched from Conventional to SouthPaw?

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Are we talking about guys who notably switched in fights or guys who were just converted stances from what their natural power hand was, from the get-go?
I was thinking more in terms of guys who would switch up mid fight.
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Midget Wolgast
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Jung Koo Chang
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'Fabulous' Franklin Bruno, right before Tinkerbell knocked him silly in the rematch.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #10
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Marvelous Marvin Hagler was the first guy to come to mind.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #11
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Rodolfo Martinez comes to mind. He was a converted southpaw but would switch lefty when he needed it. In his bout against Venice Borkorsor, he was being schooled for the first 4 rounds, then switched lefty and controlled the bout from there on. I believe he did the same in his bout with Mike Ayala, but I would need to research that one.
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Cotto, Tyson and yes as mentioned before Franky Bruno tried it in the rematch with tyson. The commentators stated he was going to get clobbered even more because of that
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Shane Mosley, as well as Floyd Jr. in his youth.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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No mention of the Ingle fighters?
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