They were once the most avoided boxers in the sport. Orthodox boxers refused to fight them, and trainers wanted nothing to do with them. This led to many of the all-time great boxers switching in stances to align to the general preference at the time.
Since then, it has become more accustomed to be just as accepted and effective as the regular stance. Many of the greatest southpaws emerged in the last 20 years of the 20th century to capture major world titles and lead the pound-for-pound rankings.
These are the 10 of the very best southpaws to ever compete in the sport.