View Full Version : Good Southpaws to study?

02-26-2008, 11:07 AM
What are some good southpaws to study? I am just starting out in the gym (as well as boxing) and am a southpaw. I'd like to know some good southpaws I can watch and see what they do against orthodox and other southpaws. Any tips or anything would be useful.

02-26-2008, 12:11 PM
pernell whitaker, zab judah, marvin hagler, i guess naseem hamed. theres alot more.

02-26-2008, 12:28 PM
pernell whitaker, zab judah, marvin hagler, i guess naseem hamed. theres alot more.

sweet pea, winky wright, cristian mijares are some of the best technician southpaws you'll ever see, so i sugest you try to watch 'em so you don't start making all those bad judah's or hamed's and so you have the basics first and from then on start developing your own style:boxing:

02-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Joe Calzaghe, Chad Dawson, Zab Judah, Pernell Whitaker, Manny Pacquiao etc.. Depends how big you are and what style you got.

02-26-2008, 01:44 PM
Meh. Like I said I'm just getting into it, so everything is still shaping. I'm mainly studying their defensive techniques towards orthodox and other southpaws. I suppose I won't be aggresively punching in offense until I'm comfortable with my own defense.

BTW: H: 6'0" W: 185 lbs. I CAN be very quick, but stamina at the moment isn't all that great so I don't plan on studying Judah anytime soon.

02-26-2008, 02:09 PM
naseem hamed??? u might want to watch hamed's videos on youtube first, before thinking about studying that guy.

wright, whitaker, and hagler are all great southpaws

02-26-2008, 02:22 PM
chris byrd , most people don't like his style but if u have half his defensive skills ur on ur way to a title.

02-26-2008, 02:46 PM
if u want to study a guy with good defense u should seriously study pernell whitaker

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02-26-2008, 02:51 PM
winky for his amazing defense and his great use of the southpaw jab, sweetpea for his head movement, skills etc. . . and zab judah cos hes wicked exciting to watch =)

02-26-2008, 08:35 PM
Winky is standard tricky straight up boxer.

Hamed is awkward as they come

Calzaghe is unique as he has the best footwork ive ever seen.

02-28-2008, 01:05 PM
Winky if you're defensive with good speed.