|08-19-2010, 05:49 PM||#11|
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|08-19-2010, 06:12 PM||#12|
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The part of your quote that I bolded is nonsense. The OP said that he naturally stands southpaw, therefore he wouldn't need to change anything because he's already used to it.
To keep things simple so that you can understand, mrboxer, here is a quote from the original post:
|08-19-2010, 06:50 PM||#13|
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If you feel more comfortable as a southpaw, do it.
There are several advantages to being a southpaw, particuarly a right handed one.....
Because the way most guys fight southpaws, is circling away from the left towards the southpaws right hand. Against you, they will be moving right towards your strongest punch, your right hook. Guys will have a hard time against you, they will come out fighting the traditonal way vs a southpaw, and they will need to competely reset tactics.
If you have some natural speed, or develop some power too, you could be one hell of a dangerous fighter.
If it feels right, you can definitely make it work, and there is several advantages to it.
|08-19-2010, 09:38 PM||#14|
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De la hoya, Tyson, barrera, herol Graham, Juan Manuel Lopez, Paul spadafora, Marvin hagler, Chad Dawson, vasyl lomachenko, and a whole list of others fight this way. Mrboxer says that only because they're veterans they fight this way? WTF is he talking about? Anyone who goes against this is disillusioned and fails to think for themselves and only accepts what goes by the book. I don't know if he's trolling, or more likely a computer jockey but his posts have a condesending air about it as if his word is the final say. Icould care less about your rebuttal to this. He will lose balance, have problems, must work harder. Sure everyone has to work hard regardless of stance. WTF does that have to do with how a person feels more naturally comfortable? to the OP disregard the naysayers and build yourself up like you would have to do ANYWAY. If you feel comfortable and perform better in sparring (since you're starting) then that's all that matters. As for one handed fighter. People that are orthodox and right handed can be one handed fighters as well so what's the point of the statement? Either way you have to develop your weak side and either way you have to learn to use BOTH hands. Do your thing, and learn the stance you feel most comfortable in during spars or fights, period. In the end, it's how you perform during actual fights anyway. Just let your coach know what you are (right handed southpaw) and that you need extra work on your left in technique and physically. Simple.
|08-19-2010, 11:15 PM||#15|
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if ur tryin to take boxing seriously id suggest u switch to the orthadox stance that way u wont become a one handed fighter like oscar de la hoya. if ur just boxing for fun and to learn some self defense do whatever feels right.
|08-20-2010, 05:10 AM||#16|
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see orthodox has alot of advantages.
your left arm is naturally going to be used less thus it has more fast twitch muscles allowing for a much faster jab.
your right arm that you use more oftenly , along with the rest of that side of the body is going to be heavier allowing for more weight swing. if the heavier side of your body is in front you lose all your right power from the swing and the lighter less used left side has no where near the power of a of a right hand thrown by a right handed person in orthdox stance.
on top of that your dominat hand will allways be a better blocking hand so your dominat hand should allways be at your jaw while your jabbing with the other.
"The OP said that he naturally stands southpaw, therefore he wouldn't need to change anything because he's already used to it."
operative word STANDS. hes a starting boxer saying he stands comfortable. what else has he tried south paw? dipping weaving blocking guarding countering stepping punching?
|08-20-2010, 05:37 AM||#17|
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|08-20-2010, 05:54 AM||#18|
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welcome to boxing son nothing is comfortable wait till you start slipping rolling ducking all this will feel uncomfortable
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