How useful is boxing in street fighting ?
Boxing training = obviously gives you fitness and skills and conditioning.
The ability to punch someone accurately and fast and hard as you possible can - possibly knocking them out - depending on your power ?#
Also gives you some confidence that you can handle yourself.
But how real or false is this confidence ?
What I mean is I been boxing training for so many years - never fought competively - but sparred in the gym - worked on pads and bags and speedball - skipping and floorwork and conditioning.
So I have a reasonable level of confidence that I can handle myself to a degree but also what am I vunerable too in a street fight siutatuion - I think I'm bound to be alot more of handful with my fists - compared to someone who has never done any kind of combat sports before - but will that be enough ?
I try to avoid violence in real life and the discipline you get from training and carry yourself actually makes me much less likely to get into violence - but if someone choose to assault me - how useful would boxing skills be ?
Consider - anything goes in street fighting / assaults / muggings -
The person who assaults you could be of any size or weight (could be alot bigger than you)
Grappling around on the floor
Even the use of weapons - knifes and bars , etc
How would boxing be of any use there - ? would it be ?
I know of what guy I use to train with years ago in the gym - he was working as a undercover doorman - and there was a drunk there looking for trouble and he picked on this guy - boxer / cage fighter - and he knocked him out with one punch - and he hit his head going down and he actually died. This is nasty stuff - so obviuosly boxing skills can be useful in self defence.
But what about when it goes to the ground - and like me - you have no real ground skills ? Does boxing help you then ?
Just wondering what people would think ?
Last edited by White Tiger; 08-29-2012 at 11:41 AM.