Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Orthodox VS Southpaw Stance

Strong Hand in Front or Back?

To have an orthodox stance means to stand with your left foot in the front and right foot in the back. To have a southpaw stance means to stand with your right foot in the front and left foot in the back. In general, you would always have your strongest hand in the back. The reason is because the back hand

has more room and distance to throw a harder punch whereas the front hand is for throw fast jabs to setup your bigger punches. From a technical standpoint, having your weak hand in front would make it more likely for it to connect with punches than to have the weak hand all the way in the back.

Professional Boxers with Strong Hand in Front

There are some professional boxers that stand with their strong arm in front. These are boxers that have had their stances converted for some reason. Usually, it is because their trainer is unable to train from the opposite stance and the fighters themselves don’t really know which hand is stronger. Some recent examples are Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Victor Ortiz and current challenger Timothy Bradley. These are professional boxers who have developed their weak hand to be just as deadly as their strong hand, therefore they can have their less dominant hand in the back and still be very effective. A great advantage to having your strong hand in front is that you can throw very powerful left hooks (or right hooks if you’re southpaw). Having a powerful left hook is such a huge advantage because it is a power punch in the front hand so it’s more likely to connect and it’s also blinding side punch so it’s more likely to turn your opponent’s head and knock him out.

Our Fight Card:
Pacquaio: Southpaw
Bradley: Orthodox

Monday, February 13, 2012

What is a Light Welterweight?

Light Welterweight 

- is a known as Junior Welterweight (World), (IBF/WBO) and Super Lightweight (WBA/WBC).

- its maximum weight for this division is 140 pounds ( 63.5 kg or 10 stone ).

Who is Timothy Bradley?

Timothy Bradley

Timothy Ray Bradley Jr. (born 29 August 1983) is an American boxer. He is the current WBO Light Welterweight Champion and former two-time WBC Light Welterweight Champion.
Real name Timothy Ray Bradley Jr.
Nickname(s) Desert Storm
Rated at Light Welterweight
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality American
Born 29 August 1983 (age 28)
Cathedral City, California, USA
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 28
Wins by KO 12
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 1

 His latest bout happened on January 29, 2011, Timothy Bradley defended his WBO Light Welterweight Title in a unification fight against fellow light welterweight WBC title holder Devon Alexander at the Silverdome Arena. Bradley won via 10th round technical decision.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Boxing Fight on June 9, 2012

First the negotiations for a showdown fight with now WBC titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr failed once again on May 5, 2012. So Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao is having his next bout on June 9, 2912. On February 5, Timothy Bradley was announced as Pacquiao's next opponent on June 9 for his WBO Welterweight Title.