Boxing Power and MMA Power are not the same

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Joeywill, Mar 10, 2024.



  1. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Wilder needs to retire Full Member

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    Put Williams in with a top 10 UFC fighter and he`d be destroyed.
     
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  2. outtieDrake

    outtieDrake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    i know. he's in his 50's now.
     
  3. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Wilder needs to retire Full Member

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    I understand your bias but have you seen any of the top 10 UFC fighters in action? What makes you think pure boxing can be successful in the octagon?
     
  4. outtieDrake

    outtieDrake Well-Known Member Full Member

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    are you trolling? do you think i'm arguing against mma?

    nah you're trolling
     
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  5. Mark Anthony

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    Aspinal has more boxing skill than Williams had in his prime and even if he would have lost to a prime Williams in a boxing ring, he is a far better finisher.
     
  6. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Wilder needs to retire Full Member

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    Sorry, my bad as they say in the states.
     
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  7. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

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    I agree with your broader argument but I wanted to point out that all those above sports you listed are refinements on one or two specific aspects of striking. It's silly to paint one as more "real" than another.
     
  8. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

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    Kicks are more powerful than punches but they're also harder to set up, harder to land accurately, slower to the target and can't really be chained into combinations. KOs aren't about raw power in most cases, but accuracy, timing, following up on a stunned opponent etc, all of which are much easier to accomplish with punches. The most powerful strike you can land with your fists is probably a spinning backhand or a big windup haymaker. The first is obviously illegal in boxing, but the second is perfectly legal, and yet you hardly ever see fighters get knocked out by such telegraphed shots (and no, Wilder doesn't count; his right hand is actually very technically well thrown when he isn't spazzing out). And in kickboxing the number of fighters I've seen knocked out with a spinning backhand is probably in the single digits.
     
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  9. shanemfr

    shanemfr Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Boxers just have to refine technique including foot and leg placement to generate power etc. MMA fighters can't use the same footwork as they open them selves up to a take down or getting the crap kicked out of their legs.
    As fas as francis and boxing technique, i don't think anyone that foillows MMA considered him anything special with hands. I and many expected Fury to walk through him with in 2 rounds with out being touched.

    As far as people saying a boxer only needs 6 months of take down defense to be a champ LOL.
    The ones saying this please explain to me why guys like Tuivasa, Derrick Lewis etc have been training wrestling and take down defence for more than 5 years and still a decent grappler can take them down with ease and beat them Yet a boxer only needs 6 months? eff off.