Ranking the 10 Greatest Southpaws in Boxing History

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Ranking the 10 Greatest Southpaws in Boxing History
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Ah, the southpaw. Those pesky lefties who force every orthodox fighter to rethink everything he's learned about fighting.

To circle right means to circle into the southpaw's power punch. Then you've got the headbutts. Tripping over feet. That straight left hand.

In short, they're a pain in the rear end.

Some fighters are excellent against southpaws, Bernard Hopkins immediately comes to mind. But many fighters struggle to adapt to the unorthodox style, which is why some of the elite lefties are avoided by mainstream fighters like the plague. 

Here, we dig through the long history of the sweet science to compile the 10 greatest southpaw fighters of all time.

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