Originally Posted by shezada
^well why do they do that? what advantage do they get? i mean i think they must be doing something right if a random little town of sheffield in England with 1 gym has produced so many pro level fighters?
hamed and graham switch-hit a lot, with hamed having knock-out power in both hands. with his unorthodox/ improper footwork and excellent upper body movement, hamed was able to have full leverage on those counter shots that seemed to come from odd angles.
the problem with this footwork is balance. there were a lot of times where hamed was caught completely off-balance, especially when he began to fight true world-class competition.
the fundamental boxing stance is all about creating and maintaining
the proper weight distribution (directly between the feet) to have the leverage to create power.
you should read championship fighting by jack dempsey (livesafely.org/documents/championship_fighting.pdf) to see that many of the things that he felt were being lost in the teaching of boxing then are getting progressively worse.