Originally Posted by babylon_killah
I am 27 and I have been a serious boxing fan or 15 yrs, but I was always encouarged to play footbal and run track, but I love to hit people and I belive that I possess great power in my right hand and good power in my left. I want to train and box just to become a better fighter, get in shape and work some frustration off, but I don't know which style I should use. I am right handed and can throw all the basic punches with both hands, but my foot work and defensive movement feels so much easier and natural from the southpaw stance...What do some of you with ring experience suggest?
Have you had any formal boxing training at all? I'll have to assume no, if that's the case I say stick with the conventional stance, focus on the important aspects of training first and as you progress in your training ask your coach that you would like to try out some " new " things and work from there. My point is learn the trade first before you get into any of the 'cutesy' stuff. I hear where you are coming from though as far as feeling more natural w/ your "weak" side compared to your natural stance, I was like that when I first started. As I evolved as an amateur my trainer actually introduced me to some of the fancy stuff as well as the little dirty tactics (lol). I read on one of the posts about throwing off an opponent by switching stances, it does work, but if your competing in a novice level, it really doesn't matter, if your switching from left to right in a bout, 'cause your opponent recognizes it as the same thing and will just go on about his business of throwing wild punches(lol).