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Undefeated
05-03-2006, 05:47 AM
I don't know which way to fight lol.. Im righty but fight in a southpaw stance.. When i throw my right hook from a southpaw stance i throw it faster and harder.. As when i throw a left hook from the conventional stance it's slower.. I don't know.. I probaly think it's slower but it's not.. I could fight both stances.. But yet don't know which one i should use always! I want to start training soon. Never trained before but when i street box people think i trained before. I learned from watching so many ****ing boxing fights. Also droped a couple of people street boxing. Whats a good way to improve hand speed? Shadow boxing? I need some advice fellas!



When i train im going to be the best! Get my ass threw the amatures! Then try to make moves!

Scottie2Hottie
05-03-2006, 10:38 AM
nobody showin this thread any love? ill help.

we're on the same boat man. the left hook is one of the hardest punches to learn to throw right. without a trainer, it can be frustrating.

i did the same thing as you at first. i was havin trouble throwing a left hook, so i went southpaw and fell in love with my new stiff jab and crazy powerful lead hook. did you drop people as a southpaw or righty?

for handspeed, shadowbox in rounds, and often. dont stiffen up when you throw, make sure to stay loose and throw fluid punches...dont clench your fist tight until youre about to connect - youll find that increases your speed a lot. throw on fast music with a good beat and shadowbox in front of a mirror....shadowboxing is actually one of my favorite workouts because you focus on technique, balance, and rhythm.

SlightlyStoopid
05-03-2006, 01:06 PM
Most people who aren't boxers get impressed easily.

Undefeated
05-03-2006, 06:06 PM
nobody showin this thread any love? ill help.

we're on the same boat man. the left hook is one of the hardest punches to learn to throw right. without a trainer, it can be frustrating.

i did the same thing as you at first. i was havin trouble throwing a left hook, so i went southpaw and fell in love with my new stiff jab and crazy powerful lead hook. did you drop people as a southpaw or righty?

for handspeed, shadowbox in rounds, and often. dont stiffen up when you throw, make sure to stay loose and throw fluid punches...dont clench your fist tight until youre about to connect - youll find that increases your speed a lot. throw on fast music with a good beat and shadowbox in front of a mirror....shadowboxing is actually one of my favorite workouts because you focus on technique, balance, and rhythm.


Yea i droped people when i was fighting in my southpaw position. Droped someone with a nice right hook flush on the chin. And the other person i droped was with a nice left down the middle. They was all older than me and they weight atleast 30 pounds more than me. I be shadowboxing...Alot.. I do it almost everyday. But i never tried what you said. "Make sure you stay loose" Im always stiff.. But not that much. One thing i really need to work on is my balance. I know it sucks without a trainer. As for this dude above me Slightlystoopid.. I been watching boxing for like over 6 years.. Im 18.. I used to watch it when i was small lol. I had over 50+ Street boxing matches.. All went 2-3 rounds max (Mostly 2 rounds). Everyone weights diffrent. Never fought someone below my weight.

Thanks alot man.. Good looking out.

EXIGE
05-03-2006, 06:35 PM
Yea i droped people when i was fighting in my southpaw position. Droped someone with a nice right hook flush on the chin. And the other person i droped was with a nice left down the middle. They was all older than me and they weight atleast 30 pounds more than me. I be shadowboxing...Alot.. I do it almost everyday. But i never tried what you said. "Make sure you stay loose" Im always stiff.. But not that much. One thing i really need to work on is my balance. I know it sucks without a trainer. As for this dude above me Slightlystoopid.. I been watching boxing for like over 6 years.. Im 18.. I used to watch it when i was small lol. I had over 50+ Street boxing matches.. All went 2-3 rounds max (Mostly 2 rounds). Everyone weights diffrent. Never fought someone below my weight.

Thanks alot man.. Good looking out.
Good ****, but who's that fool in the avatar? :D

boxstarr
05-03-2006, 06:37 PM
his girlfriend

wish i had 1 like that

Undefeated
05-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Good ****, but who's that fool in the avatar? :D

That's me son! When i start training im going to be in the gym 24/7! All day everyday! Right now im like 139 pounds.. You think they would drop me? Like fight at a lower weight?

yrrej
05-03-2006, 09:13 PM
If you've got power and accuracy in your left fighting out of southpaw, then pick whichever stance you are more comfortable in.

Undefeated
05-03-2006, 09:26 PM
If you've got power and accuracy in your left fighting out of southpaw, then pick whichever stance you are more comfortable in.


Yea i feel way more comfortable in southpaw. I also move better in my southpaw stance. Like my movement is faster.. I could pivot my body more better than i can from a conventional stance. I don't know it's weird.

2OSouzaSuarez12
05-03-2006, 09:40 PM
Never trained before but when i street box people think i trained before. I learned from watching so many ****ing boxing fights.


When i train im going to be the best! Get my ass threw the amatures! Then try to make moves!

You cant truely know how to fight until you have rally trained. You might no more than some *****s on the streets but not in the ring. But after boxingall the time in the streets, when you start really boxing you will probable love it. When i was in like 6 and 7th grade me and all my boys use to box and i would jus fuk everybody up all the time. I was liek the only one who knew to throw straight punches and use a jab and move my head. Then i got into real boxing a little later and i jus absolutely love it.

2OSouzaSuarez12
05-03-2006, 09:41 PM
also when i first went to a gym,im righty but fought southpaw...my trainer immediately gave me no choice and had me fight orthadox and learn that way. Some trainers do that some dont.

SlightlyStoopid
05-03-2006, 10:56 PM
I don't care how long you've watched boxing, or how many people you beat up "street boxing". You're boxing a bunch of chumps, and you watch boxing, this doesn't mean you can do **** in a gym. As a matter of fact I know you can't do **** in a gym, you'd get your ass whooped by a beginner boxer, BUT i'm not saying you can't become a good boxer. I'm just letting you know you will realize the true SKILL involved in REAL boxing. You don't learn this from watching boxing or street boxing, you learn this from boxing in a real gym with a real trainer. Good luck.

Gattz187
05-03-2006, 11:38 PM
every righty feels it more comfortable in the southpaw stance. i used to do the same thing the jab is strong so is the lead hook but i rather have a strong cross. Now that my stance is orthadox my jab is more accurate then it was when it was a right jab. You got to get your weak hand to be useful

Undefeated
05-03-2006, 11:55 PM
I don't care how long you've watched boxing, or how many people you beat up "street boxing". You're boxing a bunch of chumps, and you watch boxing, this doesn't mean you can do **** in a gym. As a matter of fact I know you can't do **** in a gym, you'd get your ass whooped by a beginner boxer, BUT i'm not saying you can't become a good boxer. I'm just letting you know you will realize the true SKILL involved in REAL boxing. You don't learn this from watching boxing or street boxing, you learn this from boxing in a real gym with a real trainer. Good luck.


Funny thing is that one of my boys boxes. He has 1 year of expierence. He try to catch me with jabs.. Ha i was moving my head. If you see me box you would think that i went to a gym. Watch ima record me and my boy boxing you will see what im talking about. Im not one of those guys that telegraph everypunch. I never got schooled.. But i did get hit hard. But never touched the floor. Just shaked it off. I boxed people way heavyier than me and took there punches. What im trying to say is that i know that i would be a good boxer. Why? Because you know how some people go to the gym not knowing **** how to throw jabs or punches or what ever. I accually know the basics. I bet if you was a trainer you would want to train me.

2OSouzaSuarez12
05-04-2006, 12:07 AM
Funny thing is that one of my boys boxes. He has 1 year of expierence. He try to catch me with jabs.. Ha i was moving my head. If you see me box you would think that i went to a gym. Watch ima record me and my boy boxing you will see what im talking about. Im not one of those guys that telegraph everypunch. I never got schooled.. But i did get hit hard. But never touched the floor. Just shaked it off. I boxed people way heavyier than me and took there punches. What im trying to say is that i know that i would be a good boxer. Why? Because you know how some people go to the gym not knowing **** how to throw jabs or punches or what ever. I accually know the basics. I bet if you was a trainer you would want to train me.

Then your boy prolly sucks at boxing, not everyone that boxes is good at it, and your friends an idiot if he is a boxer with a years experience and is boxing cats who don't box. Sorry bro but know way you truely know how to box until you have really trained,you cant learn from jus watching it, it is as simple as that.

2OSouzaSuarez12
05-04-2006, 12:09 AM
there is so many little things that you will do that only a true trainer will point out. The way you move your feet and your hands and everything. Just cause you can throw punches without telegraphing them and can move your head doesn't mean anything, there are many other things you don't even notice by just watching boxing.

Undefeated
05-04-2006, 12:19 AM
there is so many little things that you will do that only a true trainer will point out. The way you move your feet and your hands and everything. Just cause you can throw punches without telegraphing them and can move your head doesn't mean anything, there are many other things you don't even notice by just watching boxing.


Yea but when i be watching fighters fight in the amatures.. Even some who fight for the golden gloves. I see alot of them telegraphing. I look and say to myself. Damn.. That could be me! I know i would do better!I know if i train im going to be a good fighter. I just see myself boxing in the future and going pro when ever the time is right. Thats my goal. And im going to do it! Take a good look at my picture! You will hear about me! :boxing:


Thanks for the advice guys.. ;)

2OSouzaSuarez12
05-04-2006, 12:22 AM
Yea but when i be watching fighters fight in the amatures.. Even some who fight for the golden gloves. I see alot of them telegraphing. I look and say to myself. Damn.. That could be me! I know i would do better!I know if i train im going to be a good fighter. I just see myself boxing in the future and going pro when ever the time is right. Thats my goal. And im going to do it! Take a good look at my picture! You will hear about me! :boxing:


Thanks for the advice guys.. ;)

Ok good luck, but i am just saying you need to work at it to become a great boxer,your not just going to go in there and be a great boxer liek it seems like you think. You have no training,so whether you think so or not, you have a loooooooot of work to do. But if your ok at boxing,then that is a good start,better them coming in and not knowing how to throw a punch. But im just saying, without any real training you cant really know how to box right, but good luck with training. Hopefully you will liek it and stick with it.

Pugnacious_Z
05-04-2006, 09:14 AM
you remind me of myself b4 i joined a boxing gym and started sparring real boxers. i watched amateurs and thought i cud whoop dem and it seemed pretty easy to be real good but once i got to the gym, it was a different. i also did streetboxing like you and trust me, guys on the street have virtually no defense compared to any amateur boxer. you probably think i dont know what im talkin about but you will when you join a gym and spar for your first time against an amateur boxer.

Undefeated
09-11-2007, 06:05 AM
WOW.. what an old thread.

Bringin it back to life!!

I've sparred with a guy at my gym, he was around 150.. A good 3 round sparring. Got my body shots in. Im a body puncher.. Next time I will record.. I just have these lame shadow boxing vids.

I sounded so gassed up when I made this thread lol.. Memorys...

Luis Daniel Soto!
Remember that name!

fraidycat
09-11-2007, 10:25 PM
Yea i feel way more comfortable in southpaw. I also move better in my southpaw stance. Like my movement is faster.. I could pivot my body more better than i can from a conventional stance. I don't know it's weird.

I am ambidextrous but left-eye dominant. I'm more comfortable in a southpaw stance b/c I see mostly out of my left eye; in an orthodox stance I get claustrophobic and can't see well. I can switch up and throw a heavy right cross, and I have an overhand right that can drop Godzilla -- I hit better orthodox (with the cross, anyway :boxing: )-- but I fight primarily southpaw. When I do briefly switch up to orthodox, I use a lower, more extended (and mobile) guard so that I can see better; I use a "binoculars" guard southpaw most of the time.

There are some standard tests for eye dominance, BTW. Google it. Many people who "feel more comfortable" doing certain sports with their non-dominant hand are cross hand/eye dominant.