Title Why left-handers are the best fighters Media name/outlet The Times Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 25/02/19 Description The emperor Commodus famously liked to fight in the Roman arena, where he claimed a particular skill had helped him to conquer “12 times one thousand men”. In the Bible there is an assassin prized for the same skill, who demonstrated its usefulness by murdering Eglon, the king of Moab, with a sword “thrust into his belly”.
Millennia later Joe Calzaghe, the greatest Welsh boxer in history, would say that in his darkest hour, when he thought his hardest fight was lost, he too would draw on this particular skill for victory.
That skill? Left-handedness.
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-left-handers-are-the-best-fighters-kffd0n3kt Persons Thomas Richardson
- left handers
- evolutionary biology