When I look at probably the two greatest boxers who ever lived (Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali), I see they have a very similar sort of stance in terms of their hand position. When in the middle of the ring, not on the ropes or defending, they both keep their right hand high but below shoulder level, while the left hand is often down by their waist. I'm curious about what people can tell me about this stance...what the benefits and detriments of it are. Is the left hand low to give power to jabs and hooks? Also, I'd like it if anyone could recommend to me a good book for someone who's getting interested in starting boxing...a real book filled with knowledge and explanation of techniques, maybe something from the '60s or '70s when boxing was at a higher level than it is now.