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View Poll Results: Has there ever been an MMA fighter who cross over to boxing?
Yes. 11 39.29%
No. 4 14.29%
MMA Fighters are scared to fight toe to toe. 10 35.71%
No, they prefer MMA. 3 10.71%
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #16
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Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko

Originally Klitschko was an amateur kickboxer. In 1992 he was knocked out in the final of the European Kickboxing Championships +89*kg light contact division by Englishman Pelé Reid. In 1993 he defeated Ryushi Yanagisawa in the Japanese mixed martial arts promotion Pancrase under WKA Special Rules (no low kicks) via R5 decision. In 1994 he defeated Richard Vince by second round KO to retain his ISKA World Super Heavyweight title.[3] In 1996 he turned professional and compiled a record of 34–1 with 22 knockouts. He was a world champion six times (professional and amateur).

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #17
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The level of boxing in MMA is a big fat joke. If there was a single MMA fighter that actually has good enough boxing to compete at a high level, he probably wouldn't even be involved in MMA at the first place.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #18
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Highly unlikely, because most of MMA fighters w/c has other forms of striking as their base/fundamentals. May it be Muay Thai, Karate or Taekwondo and it completely ruins their boxing form. Look at Anderson Silva for example. As exceptional in striking as he is, his boxing form is below mediocre.

Not to mention the habits.
Freddie roach trains Silva and says he could be a cross over star.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #19
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Anderson Silva "the greatest mixed martial artist ever." has a professional boxing record record of 1-1-0
...and against two cab drivers at that...
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #20
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this hw, brice ritani. hes got some power
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #21
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There have been plenty of MMA stars that have dabbled in boxing. I remember Jens Pulver was on Friday Night Fights once.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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wasn't cintron doing some MMA stuff before boxing according to conditioner?
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #23
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Dillian Whyte, future HW champ
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:34 AM   #24
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Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko

Originally Klitschko was an amateur kickboxer. In 1992 he was knocked out in the final of the European Kickboxing Championships +89*kg light contact division by Englishman Pelé Reid. In 1993 he defeated Ryushi Yanagisawa in the Japanese mixed martial arts promotion Pancrase under WKA Special Rules (no low kicks) via R5 decision. In 1994 he defeated Richard Vince by second round KO to retain his ISKA World Super Heavyweight title.[3] In 1996 he turned professional and compiled a record of 34–1 with 22 knockouts. He was a world champion six times (professional and amateur).

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1. That kickboxing is a load of shit
2. It's not MMA either
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #25
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Antwain Britt 1-0
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:49 AM   #26
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Freddie roach trains Silva and says he could be a cross over star.


Anima obviously knows more than Freddie Roach.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:14 AM   #27
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Well as MMA is still a relatively new sport we are just seeing the first generation of guys who are trained mixed martial artists. Before now they have mostly been wrestlers/karate/judo/tkd/boxers etc. guys who turn to MMA. people like belfort/lytle/silva were boxers (among other things) who moved to MMA
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #28
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why is there a poll . . . lol?
A. I don't know either
B. Seems pointless
C. Perhaps we aren't really sure...
D. ...how polls work

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #29
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We all know that James Toney have fought @ UFC and lost that one but has there ever been an MMA or any fighter from the UFC cross over to boxing?

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K1 , kickboxers yes..... (Klitschko , Povetkin comes to mind)...
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #30
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The level of boxing in MMA is a big fat joke. If there was a single MMA fighter that actually has good enough boxing to compete at a high level, he probably wouldn't even be involved in MMA at the first place.
Sure , but your remark is as stupid as saying. "the level of wrestling in boxing is a big fat joke". MMA fighters aren't boxers. They're not even kickboxers. Even Judokas are rather rare. There's also very few kickboxers who fight in mma. (Hunt , Congo , Schilt ) and a bunch of others...) but the point is that pure strikers are not very common.... Maybe you can count Anderson Silva (who has a muay thai background)...

But a majority of them mostly concentrate on wrestling , juijitsu....Then striking. (basics in boxing & kickboxing). You're obviously never gonna find a top striker who's the equivalent of a top boxer because they have to focus on several aspects of fighting.
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