Being an orthodox stance fighter, there is a "right cross" that counteracts an opponent left jab.

Does a "left cross" also exist for orthodox fighters? It would seem to counteract an opponent's right punch straight. I tested, and it works sometimes in sparring. However I never read about it.

*Only seen it for southpaw stance fighters obviously.



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  • I'm not 100% sure what you mean here. People move around in a match. What is the difference between a 'left jab' and a 'left cross'? Obviously you can move from orthodox to southpaw stance in a match if you really want to. Otherwise you can position yourself so your left jab 'crosses' the opponent's right arm... but why would you?
    – Huw Evans
    Commented Apr 4, 2022 at 15:26


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