Left Handed. Train in orthodox. Should I change ?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by AlbaAnAigh, Aug 15, 2023.

  1. AlbaAnAigh

    AlbaAnAigh New Member Full Member

    Aug 15, 2023
    Hello guys got a weird one here.

    I’m 24, picked boxing up to loose weight when I was 22. Love it. (Was 110kg, now 85kg)

    Thing is I’m a Lefty, when I started I never mentioned it and coach never asked so I just trained orthodox

    Spoke to pro guy at gym he said I should really start again in southpaw. Not mentioned to coach yet.

    Opinions ? Should I change? Or should I ask coach ? I’m comfy in orthodox, and my right hand is decent now compared to when I started.

    I googled it after realising and noticed Tyson, De La Hoya and few other greats were lefties fighting in orthodox - so just kept at it.

    Would love to hear opinions .
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  2. NoChin

    NoChin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 1, 2023
    IMO every fighter should learn how to box both in SP and orthodox. You see many fighters switch. Not everyone can do this obviously, but it's not going to hurt you to box in south paw. But you have to know how to balance both.
  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    :deal: Everyone should at least see how comfortable it feels. Some take very naturally to it, many don't.
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  4. NoChin

    NoChin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 1, 2023
    Rocky Balboa won a world title by switching.
  5. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    He is fictional.
  6. NoChin

    NoChin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 1, 2023
    Was he?

    No way!
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  7. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    lefty one day and conventional the other. You dont have to switch in sparring until it feels right but youll create a stronger foundation because of balance in muscle.
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    MAD_PIGE0N ... banned Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    If you have tried orthodox and feel better you eventually can change the stance, I mean - you have to find a valid reason for doing it. If it is because the trainer has no idea how to train lefties, which eventually made you feel uncomfortable in that stance - this is a totally wrong reason.