Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Toney F*** U, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Is there any reason why southpaws are pretty common nowadays? It was uncommon and even a bit unusual for such a long time. Are all these southpaws inverted or actually left handed?
  2. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket Everyone has a plan till they get punched Full Member

    Jun 22, 2015
    Southpaws are commonly known to eat the canvass too. The guy in your pic is gonna definitely eat some, Pacquiao style, against Crawford.
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  3. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    now, willie, i thought you were better versed in the pugilistic arts. crawford bout to get wrecked.
  4. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 9, 2021
    I have actually been thinking the same thing for about a year. It's pretty amazing how many big and semi-big fights have a righty-lefty match up. This, of course, leads to the inevitable announcer comment that the boxer who gets his lead fight outside the other's has the advantage.
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  5. Alo2006

    Alo2006 R.I.P Sean Taylor Full Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    Spence going to TKO Crawford.
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  6. fencik45

    fencik45 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 6, 2022
    They used to make lefty's write and basically do everything right handed to conform to the majority.
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  7. venbox

    venbox Active Member Full Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    From current fighters Crawford, Lomachenko and Shakur Stevenson are right-handed but actually fight as southpaws. Donaire is left-handed but uses an orthodox guard. And many don't know that Mike Tyson is a lefty that always boxed orthodox.
  8. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    Even weirder since most of the top guys have been fighting since they were kids. Is it just a new thing for coaches to teach southpaw to everyone?
  9. Skins

    Skins Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    For some reason the southpaw style never appealed to me.
  10. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Me neither, they seem to be less fluid than orthodox fighters, the stance lends itself to awkwardness and not a little treading on the others toes ! also you could name the ATG southpaws on one hand, the above notwithstanding Maurice Hope was one of the best it gets of the genre, saw and spoke to him at a LEBA function a few years ago, a nice unassuming man, soft in voice and manner.
    stay safe guys.
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  11. Skins

    Skins Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Just the aesthetics of it. A right hook is not as cool as a left hook to me. Hard to explain.
  12. dcb154

    dcb154 Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2008

    You shut your w***e mouth! (Joking, but I love southpaws)