View Full Version : I have my 5th amateur bout against a slick souuthpaw advice please.


Mayweather41-0
11-01-2010, 03:57 PM
I have only sparred with 2 southpaws and each of them for three rounds and I know on Friday the 12th I know who I am facing I have seen him fight twice and he is a slick southpaw a black kid reminds me of Paul Williams a bit lol. But can anyone give me advice on facing southpaws and what angles are combos are good please. Everyone in the gym I go to is basically right handed so I am unfamiliar with facing them. Replies appreciated thank you.

crazyboy867
11-01-2010, 05:56 PM
why dont you seek advice from your trainer?...??...??

Del Coqui
11-01-2010, 06:25 PM
all southpaws are different, we have no idea how will you match up against him. I could advise you not to wait on south paws, be first, dig that left hook to the body (liver) as often as you can and then bring it to the head, move to your left, work that right hand down the pipe.

paulsinghnl
11-01-2010, 06:25 PM
your basic weapons are right hand, left hook.

Remember this: the southpaw has his jab hand closer to your jab hand, that means that his liver is closer and the left hook is not a reach. left uppercut - also a little closer. the right hand has more of an opening through the gloves, meaning (theoretically): if he slips out, he's out of reach to counter, if he slips inwards, catch him with your left hook.

now if he's a workhorse like Paul Williams, u need to go in and out and use your counters. if he's reaching for shots, you time him right after and counter with a left hook and right hand to the head (or plexus if he's taller), then turn towards the outside of his right hand, so that he has to turn towards you for the next attack, in which case you can time and catch him again. so important: footwork, distance and counterpunching.

this is a basic fight plan u can use i guess (or at least start off with).

oaklandstephen
11-02-2010, 12:16 AM
use a lot of feints. head feints, foot fients, hand feints.

them_apples
11-02-2010, 01:14 AM
I have only sparred with 2 southpaws and each of them for three rounds and I know on Friday the 12th I know who I am facing I have seen him fight twice and he is a slick southpaw a black kid reminds me of Paul Williams a bit lol. But can anyone give me advice on facing southpaws and what angles are combos are good please. Everyone in the gym I go to is basically right handed so I am unfamiliar with facing them. Replies appreciated thank you.

slip jab left uppercut and right cross

hold your right hand a little farther out since you wont have to worry as much about a left hook since its such a reach, doing this allows you to have your right hand closer too the target and have an easier time blocking his straight left.

feint your right hand constantly.

Boxfan12
11-02-2010, 01:41 AM
left hooks,straight rights, and keep your left foot on the outside of his right.

Bronsky
11-02-2010, 07:33 AM
Co-sign the heads who mentioned feints, I'm lefty and that's what rightys try to do all the time. The problem with that, though is if the guy is a counter puncher, regardless, that's great advice against a lefty, that and the right followed by two hooks to body or head or head or body. Those are the basics against a lefty.

josh-hill
11-02-2010, 09:34 AM
watchout for his right hooks and left straights, similary throw left hooks and right straights.

andrefabre
11-08-2010, 01:50 AM
I have only sparred with 2 southpaws and each of them for three rounds and I know on Friday the 12th I know who I am facing I have seen him fight twice and he is a slick southpaw a black kid reminds me of Paul Williams a bit lol. But can anyone give me advice on facing southpaws and what angles are combos are good please. Everyone in the gym I go to is basically right handed so I am unfamiliar with facing them. Replies appreciated thank you.

It wouid do u disservice 2 give u advice without seing what your style is!your coach and your trainer should know how to give you all trhe prep u need!what cityt do you live in and what gym you belong with no coach?no trainer?u need a coach who will spar with you assuming the southpaw position!paul williams is a great boxer and great fighter!

Sinisterevo
11-08-2010, 12:56 PM
the easiest and probably most important thing about fighting a southpaw is you need to have a good right hand shot. It is very difficult to beat a southpaw without your right hand.....see Marquez v Lopez.(although he did rock him with his left).

copelahama
11-08-2010, 07:08 PM
circle to the left of him when you box to stay away from the big shots coming off his left hand

boxing4fitness
11-11-2010, 01:43 AM
alway lead with your straight right. make it your jab. Do it fast as you can. you will stop him. if you catch him with a straight follow it up with your left hook. hope it will help from "boxing-4-fitness.com"

Gorilla Dogs
11-11-2010, 03:21 AM
Southpaws are overrated, just throw a big overhand right all day it will land with EASE

Equilibrium
11-11-2010, 03:23 AM
Southpaws are overrated, just throw a big overhand right all day it will land with EASE


Get the fck outta this section fatty, you know nothing about the sport of boxing, even less on how to actually fight.

jaskieee
11-11-2010, 04:44 AM
I have only sparred with 2 southpaws and each of them for three rounds and I know on Friday the 12th I know who I am facing I have seen him fight twice and he is a slick southpaw a black kid reminds me of Paul Williams a bit lol. But can anyone give me advice on facing southpaws and what angles are combos are good please. Everyone in the gym I go to is basically right handed so I am unfamiliar with facing them. Replies appreciated thank you.

Watch Zab Judah vs Kostya Tszyu =]

J.Dempsey
11-11-2010, 08:43 AM
I'm a southpaw (not slick) and I'm a sucka to the straight right, especially thrown after a left to the body, as I lower my elbow/hand to block, the straight coming just over the right shoulder after body shot is a *****, I'm working on more head/foot movement (PAC style) to avoid this, a slick boxer will be more planted for you to do this IMO.
Gdluck and let us know how you do!

NECK SNAPPER
11-11-2010, 01:13 PM
the combo ive seen work well is the jab right hook to the body come up quick
with the left hook. just because he has a advantage doesnt mean you cant win.

check hook
11-12-2010, 01:03 AM
I have only sparred with 2 southpaws and each of them for three rounds and I know on Friday the 12th I know who I am facing I have seen him fight twice and he is a slick southpaw a black kid reminds me of Paul Williams a bit lol. But can anyone give me advice on facing southpaws and what angles are combos are good please. Everyone in the gym I go to is basically right handed so I am unfamiliar with facing them. Replies appreciated thank you.



feint and move your head alot.....i mean alot, otherwise that str8 left down the pipe will nail you.

Try to throw the str8 right to the body aswell. Solar plexus or left side. It will keep him guessing and if you connect well it will ****ing hurt him.