Switch stance fighters

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  1. WhiteCollarBrawler

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    Let's break down some of the stance switching tactics used by these fighters:

    Demetrious Johnson
    Dominick Cruz
    TJ Dillashaw
    Max Holloway
    Stephen Thompson
    Nate Diaz
    Anthony Pettis
    Kamaru Usman
    Yoel Romero

    Anyone else?
     
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    Don't tell Jesus that Yoel's a switch-hitter...
     
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    Reem fights from both stances
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    does Bossman and BLAF Dana switching stances on topics count here, as well? :D
     
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    Al Iaquinta in his last two fights
     
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    Thanks, let's get some more gifs in here of the transitions and footwork.
     
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    Forgot the most recently successful one, with a fight coming up.

     
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    Masvidal KOd Till with a left cross from southpaw as well. Southpaws are often uncomfortable with other southpaws.
     
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    Hagler's transitions are some of the best. Terence Crawford for active boxers.
     
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    I think a lot of boxing dogmatism influences MMA, but I don't even see those rules holding true in boxing.

    Currently or recently active boxers:

    Left handed orthodox:
    Andre Ward
    Miguel Cotto
    Oscar De La Hoya

    Right handed southpaw:
    Vasyl Lomachenko
    Manny Pacquiao

    Switch stance:
    Terence Crawford

    Lomachenko and Crawford are the top 2 pound for pound right now. I don't see evidence that strong hand in back, in one fixed stance, is the best way to strike.
     
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    What about guys like Rockhold who are right handed but stand southpaw? Don't see that often but has its advantages.
     
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    Lomachenko is a right handed southpaw. Also Pacquiao, Anderson Silva.

    Fencing keeps the sword hand in front.

    The dogmatic boxing orthodox vs. southpaw dichotomy doesn't really exist, and we're seeing that more with modern fighters.
     
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    Cub switched it up very well against Kron last night.
     
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