orthodox (righty) or unorthadox (southpaw)??? help.

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  1. pyro_09

    pyro_09 Purple Belt

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    as ive posted before.
    im starting boxing soon and i find myself asking one question..
    should i go with a righty or southpaw stance...?

    im right handed but
    i feel equally comfortable in both stances..


    my right and left hands are about the same in speed.
    and both hands have about the same power as well...

    which stance is more proficient?
    which has the biggest advantage in most fighhts?

    thoughts? comments? advice? etc.
     
  2. pyro_09

    pyro_09 Purple Belt

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    bump.
     
  3. JoeHall

    JoeHall Amateur Fighter

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    Are you training stand up for boxing or MMA? If MMA, then you need to go with the stance that gives you the most comfortable, and faster shot ability. I am a right leg lead in wrestling, but ambidextrous (write left handed, swing baseball bats and golf clubs right handed) so I fight southpaw.
     
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    Rinksterk** Banned Banned

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    You have a trainer right? Then do what he tells you.
     
  5. pyro_09

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    nope.
    i dont have a trainer yet...
     
  6. pyro_09

    pyro_09 Purple Belt

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    im training stand up for boxing...

    but im hoping to us it as a base for mma as well and incorporate in mma...
     
  7. GannonTheCannon

    GannonTheCannon Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    it is an advantage to fight southpaw (90% of people's sparring is against orthodox fighters), but as ringskerk said, you're not going to have a choice at first, your trainer is going to tell you exactly what to do. you can switch around later after you become more experienced.
     

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