View Full Version : Quick question on Joe Louis


CharlieGarbs
07-12-2009, 06:46 PM
I know he was orthodox, but was he right handed? Cos he had a mean left hand also. Just wandering, appreciate the help!

mickey malone
07-12-2009, 07:56 PM
Precisely what made him great.. He was a rare commodity who hit exceptionally hard with either hand.. Right or left could KO anyone in equal measures..

CharlieGarbs
07-12-2009, 08:36 PM
Precisely what made him great.. He was a rare commodity who hit exceptionally hard with either hand.. Right or left could KO anyone in equal measures..

Yeah definetly, was just wondering what his prefered hand was! lol

them_apples
07-12-2009, 09:41 PM
Yeah definetly, was just wondering what his prefered hand was! lol

I think he was a righty. It was the punch he always sat down on.

CharlieGarbs
07-12-2009, 09:48 PM
I think he was a righty. It was the punch he always sat down on.

Yeah man, just been watching a few vid's of him, I think that right hand is just a tad more lethal than the left lol (:

JAB5239
07-13-2009, 06:25 AM
Yeah man, just been watching a few vid's of him, I think that right hand is just a tad more lethal than the left lol (:

I think it was one of the Buddy Baer fights, not sure, but he threw a tripple left hook that was incredible to see from a heavyweight. His right was probabl better, but he could get it done with either hand. I believe it was James Braddock who said his jab was as hard as other fighters straight right.