When I was watching the Chad Dawson-Antonio Tarver fight, I was struck by the fact that it was actually two southpaws squaring off in a title fight. Odd.
Then, Max Kellerman started talking about Dawson, and how he's a southpaw because he's emulating someone he admired growing up (I think his father or his trainer, don't remember). Kellerman said that Dawson is a natural right hander who prefers to fight in the southpaw stance, which he thought made sense because you use your forward hand for 75 percent of your punches. He also said there seems to be a lot of people like this coming up or in boxing (Paul Williams, Winky Wright, Carlos Quintana, Pacquaio, Dawson, Tarver, Collazo, etc.) and that in 20 years, we might see the sport being predominantly southpaws.
As someone who's a righty but fights southpaw, I thought this was pretty damn cool! Any thoughts?