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Old 07-03-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default What if boxers fought with those 4-ounce MMA gloves?

How would it change the pro game?
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: What if boxers fought with those 4-ounce MMA gloves?

Most fights would end inside the first 2 rounds. Far more KOs, shorter careers, more upsets, earlier retirements, WAY less pugilistic dementia, more deaths/lifelong vegetables...imo.
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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everybody would have a glass chin
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: What if boxers fought with those 4-ounce MMA gloves?

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blocking would be less useful. i think it could only be more exciting.. imagine the body shots!
BAAAAAAAAAaM!!!!
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: What if boxers fought with those 4-ounce MMA gloves?

It Would'nt Be Boxing Then..........stop Trying To Impose Your Mma Fantasies On Us!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:48 PM   #6
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It Would'nt Be Boxing Then..........stop Trying To Impose Your Mma Fantasies On Us!!!!!
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:48 PM   #7
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everybody would have a glass chin


Word for word what I was thinking when I read the title of the post....
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:51 PM   #8
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Default Re: What if boxers fought with those 4-ounce MMA gloves?

it would be a lot better,,, bak in the day the gloves were only like 5 ounce or something,,, like look at those little gloves from sugar ray robinson era or joe louis they look way thinner and more flexible like u can actually open ur hand with them,,, also if boxing was fought with those mma gloves i do not think that there would be more death/ serious injury because in MMA there is WAYYYYYYY less injuries / death/ vegetables than in boxing ,, actually just think of how many boxers have died in the last ten years,,,tons,, now think about how many guys from pride and ufc have died in last ten years... none!
its safer to be knocked out quickly than to be constantly jabbed for 12 rounds
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:53 PM   #9
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just thought again,, it might get a little upseting because all the ppv's would finish too quick and u wouldnt get your moneys worth,, so thats a downside
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:02 PM   #10
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Default Re: What if boxers fought with those 4-ounce MMA gloves?

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Nah not true really, as most boxing deaths result as a case of accumulated punishment, and with these gloves there would be no accumulated punishment, more quick KO's though. There have 0 deaths in MMA.
Actually 1 death if I recall, in Ukraine somewhere. Guy apparently didn't have a clean bill of health going in to the fight though.

In MMA a lot of guys get tapped out or mauled, and so we can't really directly compare the results as if it WAS only boxing with little gloves.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:05 PM   #11
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Nah not true really, as most boxing deaths result as a case of accumulated punishment, and with these gloves there would be no accumulated punishment, more quick KO's though. There have 0 deaths in MMA.
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but those MMA gloves do have alot of padding on them around the knuckles area, so its not that of a dramatic change from light boxing gloves
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:28 PM   #12
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Not this bullshit about MMA again. MMA isn't safe, either is boxing.. to pretend it is stupid. You sound like the damn cigarette companies.

We don't know the full on long term effects of MMA on fighters.. because there's not as much data as it's became more popular.. we won't know the full picture for awhile.

It's true, boxing has more deaths than MMA. It's something that needs to be worked on, but it's an entertainment sport, and quick stoppages are not popular with fans.

I think one big thing that needs to happen is that corners need to take a better interest in their fighters health... too many aren't willing to thrown in the towel for their fighter.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:58 PM   #13
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then we'd have three second fights and huge "upsets" where a wild punch lands and its over. its retarded. **** that.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:01 AM   #14
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It wouldn't be all that different from boxing a few decades ago, have you people ever seen a glove from the 20s or even 40s?

And a big ****ing at the people who say "it wouldn't be boxing". So, Sullivan etc weren't boxers because they didn't wear 10oz gloves?
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:09 AM   #15
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would it change the pro game?

No. Because they don't really hit each other.
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