An orthodox stance is a way of positioning both the feet and hands in combat sports such as boxing, karate, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. A traditional orthodox stance is one in which the boxer places his left foot further in front of the right foot, thus having his weaker side closer to the opponent. As it favors the stronger, dominant side — often the right side, see laterality — the orthodox stance is the most common stance in boxing. It is mostly used by right-handed boxers. Many boxing champions — such as Jack Johnson, Marco Antonio Barrera, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Muhammad Ali, Amir Khan, Peter Buckley, Mike Tyson, Johnny Tapia, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard — used an orthodox stance.
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