for good athletes transitioning to boxing, is the chin the biggest factor?
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11-18-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: for good athletes transitioning to boxing, is the chin the biggest factor?
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Was it Mitchell's chin? He didn't get knocked out cold, he just took a lot of solid punches.
Punches that he didn't have the experience to ride out or to get away from. Mitchell might have a weak chin, but taking solid, direct shots will affect anybody. He didn't just take one shot and collapse, he got hit with a lot of punches.
It's going to be difficult to transition from a sport where athletes plays "tense" for 2-4 second bursts, to a sport where the athlete needs to be "relaxed" while punching and avoiding being punched for 3 minutes at a time. There isn't much carry over from football to boxing other than both sports have contact.
He was fighting Banks who wasn't even a power puncher at Cruiserweight for Christ Sakes. Imagine if that had been Wlad in there last night punching him.
Mitchell had been hurt before by other light punchers. He has a Glass Jaw. This isn't up for debate people. How can you not see this?
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