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Name a southpaw who can box and brawl, and with great defense

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  1. CodeBreaker

    CodeBreaker What belt?

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    I'm trying to look for a fighting style to mimic. Can you name a Southpaw that is so good at out-boxing his opponents, but also can brawl toe-to-toe when needed, and has that good footwork and fast hand speed, with elite defense.
     
  2. Hagler

    Hagler Man of wealth and taste

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    Hagler. There were faster guys and guys with better defense, but not thousands of them.

    Whitaker. He could brawl. He just didn’t. But he was special : don’t try this at home.
     
  3. BoxingBuddha

    BoxingBuddha White Belt

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux

    For a boxing master class , watch his fight versus Donaire

    For a straight up toe to toe fight, check out his recent bout vs Julio Ceja
     
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  4. CodeBreaker

    CodeBreaker What belt?

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    Thanks. But do you think Rigo is a better example than Loma?
     
  5. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy Look at the state of his face

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    whitaker & hagler are the quintessential southpaws but i’ll give you a couple unsung guys



     
  6. svmVR2097

    svmVR2097 Purple Belt

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    Against Ceja, That’s more of a case of him being older and not able to fight how he used to. Kind of like how Lara has been in more fan friendly fights recently
     
  7. Yacob

    Yacob WBC Interim Junior Welterweight White Truffle Belt

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    Amen to this

    Hagler is THE boxer-puncher...and a southpaw
     
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    Yacob WBC Interim Junior Welterweight White Truffle Belt

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    @CodeBreaker

    From one aspiring boxer to another....don't try to mimic people that are light years ahead. It's not going to really help.

    If you want to take aspects of their games and put them into yours, great, but keep it as simple as possible.

    Your coach isn't going to want you trying to pull off stuff that's too many levels above....it's unnecessary and won't help build the foundation needed to even get to the point where you can do that fancy shit

    Pick out the most simple things you see the elites doing. Jabbing and angling like Usyk is a little thing i do being a southpaw as well....just jab and angle off the center line. Simple as that. Or if i get enough mojo going, I'll step back away and to my left to set up a long left straight counter.

    Basics. Stick to them. Your coach will move you along faster if you just master the simple shit anyway...

    Tl;dr...you're better off just being you
     
  9. Clenelo

    Clenelo OG Masvidal fan Double Yellow Card

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    Manny Pacquiao

    Even though he had a tendency to leave himself open when he got overzealous
     
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    KAZSoliloquy Look at the state of his face

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    this kid looks like a future champ as well though hes got a massive amateur background that you cant really replicate
     
  11. Yacob

    Yacob WBC Interim Junior Welterweight White Truffle Belt

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    Reminds me of Salvador Sanchez the way he loads up using head movement and explodes off of the sways

    He's slick...those pull backs into uppercuts to the body finishing with a straight left to the head are works of art....Prince Naseem did kind of a version of that but he didn't have the body work of Saldivar

    This guy is fucking awesome
     
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  12. BoxingBuddha

    BoxingBuddha White Belt

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    It’s possible that he can’t use his legs anymore due to age, but I’m going to take his word for it and attribute his shift in style due to a change in philosophy to get one last big fight. Also, after quitting against Loma, he seems like he wants to redeem himself. I won’t draw any decisive conclusions until his next couple of fights.

    Aside from that, his brawling style is quite unique from a southpaw perspective. Round 5 showcased his technical prowess. While Ceja went for volume and punch sort of mindlessly , Rigo would be quite calculated in his attack. He was able to utilize his throwaway right hook to gauge Ceja response and found that he couldn’t miss with the left uppercut. There is a point in which he throws 3 hard left uppercuts in a row, returns to defense for a second, then follows with an overhand left. Quite the the blend of offense and defense.

    I look forward to his next fight to find out if his legs are truly shot or if this new style is due to mentality change, sort of like Masvidal.
     
  13. BoxingBuddha

    BoxingBuddha White Belt

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    I would say that his techniques might be easier to pick up than Loma. You can learn a lot by watching his lead hand vs Donaire. It also depends on your height and weight class as well. If your built like Loma, than his techniques might mesh well with your unique style. I suggest to study some old Rigondeaux fights with the goal of extracting one defensive technique he uses to add to your toolbox.He has plenty but one should be a good start.
     
  14. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy Look at the state of his face

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    rigo and loma are freaks though. not easy fighters to emulate. hagler is technique & toughness, through and through
     
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    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    Flash Elorde, but he was less of a brawler I'd say
     
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    Ocean Grown Silver Belt Platinum Member

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  17. CodeBreaker

    CodeBreaker What belt?

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    Vids?
     
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  18. Yacob

    Yacob WBC Interim Junior Welterweight White Truffle Belt

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    His grandson just fought Nevarrate
     
  19. Fluffernutter

    Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    Camacho is very underrated
     
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    KAZSoliloquy Look at the state of his face

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    khaosai galaxy as well. obviously he’s known for the power and he’s no floyd mayweather but he’s a much better boxer than say, prince naseem
     
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