View Single Post
Old 08-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #34
ESB Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The Northwoods of Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 1,458
vCash: 1000
Default Re: UFC fighter Dan Henderson would have been a brilliant boxer......Anyone else agre

Boxing is not about how hard you can throw one punch, it's about how well you can put together accurate combinations while keeping your balance with good timing and coordination. Something Toney said before his fight with Holyfield was "I'm the best puncher he's ever faced. Not the hardest, but the best." That's totally true. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Shane Carwin can put as much into a single punch as one of of the Klits, but he'd have his whole body behind it and be way off balance and open to counters etc whereas good pro boxers keep their balance and can throw hard combos of punches. If Hendo would have become a boxer instead of a wrestler turned mma fighter he would have fought much differently than he does now of he'd have failed bigtime.
Wilhelm is offline  Top
Reply With Quote