Originally Posted by viru§™
Well for one, it would mostly depend on the individual. How experienced is he? An amateur?
Boxing does not just give you "striking" ability. Striking sounds dirty. Too MMA -ish.
Boxing gives you, for the most part, the ability to control an individual from all aspects. Especially one who doesn't know how to respond and gives off the body language a boxer is used to reading.
You say street fights have so many other factors to consider. Which is all true. But those factors could be on your side/favor too. Not just the aggressor.
In fact, it could be you who outnumbers the guy, you who has the shank or bat, you who could grab like a ***** and wrestle him to the ground. The point is you'd still have the advantage seeing as how on top being a ***** with the dirty ****, you'd also know how to box. Who knows, the opportunity might show up in between the biting and eye gouging where you can at the very least block/slip a slap. That alone puts you on top.
The ability to throw punches is the last thing someone needs to worry about when confronting a boxer. Or most type of fighters for the most part.