4 months ago
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Fighting a Southpaw
Later Vince revealed that I threw too many telegraphic haymakers, esp. the right and I dropped my hands too much. But to me, my main problem fighting Vince is that he's a Southpaw, ie. someone who use his right hand/leg as lead boxing hand/stand. And worse, he's a right-hander who fights Southpaw. That means his lead punches are real fast and hard-hitting.
Vince then taught me to:
1. Counter his right lead hooks with my right cross immediately after I managed to block it crazy monkey style.
2. Throw more crosses and straights instead of wild haymakers.
3. Move away from the strong left hand when fighting a real Southpaw. At least make keep moving to make yourself a hard target.
Must make a mental note not to feel overly intimidated when fighting my instructor or any opponents perceived to be better than me.
Posted by Charles Wong