Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Backseat of the PlazzVan
It depends on how good you are fighting out of orthodox. I think you should really get good at one and them try to move on to the other. When you switch to southpaw you have to re-learn your whole defense. Punches and kicks come at different angles and you have to get used to that. And its not that easy to just switch and think that you will automatically be able to make the switch. So I would try and get great at fighting out of orthodox then try and switch to southpaw.
Now I can fight out of both, but thats because I actually started boxing out of southpaw even though I am right handed. So I learned that and then went to learn my more natural orthodox stance. Learning both is great, but IMO you need to be great at one before moving to the other because of how different things are.