Could any boxer in history have beaten Vitali K in an MMA bout?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    V.Klitchko was a kickboxer before was a boxer and was knocked out with a kick by Pele Reid who went on to also become a boxer, could Reid or any other boxer have beaten VK in the octagon under UFC rules?
     
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  2. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Are we talking only heavyweight boxers who were world class? If so, probably not.

    But in America a lot of boxers were also involved in freestyle wrestling in middle school and high school. Take for example Kermit Cintron who had a ton of accolades as a wrestler. Terence Crawford was apparently a good wrestler in Nebraska too. I'm sure there are others. I don't think people who have never grappled have any idea just how easy it is for someone with those abilities to throw around an inexperienced opponent without grappling credentials.

    I'd say Rocky Serkioski might have a chance. Apparently he was a decorated wrestler in high school in Wisconsin and a passable heavyweight boxer. I think he fought Scott Ledoux. It might sound crazy to say someone as great as Vitali would lose to an anonymous pug, but that's what grappling can do for you. I'm sure there've been other Friday Night Fights prelims level pugs over the years who have the skills to hold Vitali, Lennox Lewis, etc. down for fifteen minutes to get a win with control and ground and pound.
     
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  3. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I'll take Cro Cop under MMA rules. He boxed.

    Edit: Here's Cro Cop showing his quality vs Peter Aerts in kickboxing:



    If you add to the fact that Mirko was trained in BJJ as well as K1, I think he has all the tools to beat either Klitschko at MMA.
     
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  4. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Vitali with a good guard and takedown defense would be a monster in MMA. But there are just so many dynamics at play in MMA. So no I don't think he would be unbeatable.
     
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  5. mirkofilipovic

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    I got banned from Sherdog for simply stating that Cro Cop could beat Vitali in an MMA match.
     
  6. Samart'sTeep

    Samart'sTeep New Member Full Member

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    Sherdog mods are the worst. They ban anyone with a contradictory opinion for "trolling". m
     
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  7. BCS8

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    Well, I'd have to add that Cro Cop sparred with Wlad in a pure boxing match and got taken to pieces. But kickboxing / MMA is not pure boxing and it was pretty stupid of them to ban you for that ...
     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Take down defense?
     
  9. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Yeah? What are you questioning?
     
  10. mark ant

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    He`s never had any BJJ training, he didn`t have a clue about takedown defense.
     
  11. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    I'm saying if he did........ Hypothetically speaking Mark.
     
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  12. mirkofilipovic

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    :roto2palm: Mark
     
  13. mark ant

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    You know how long it takes to learn that stuff?!
     
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    Good because it's blasphemy. Cro co loses every top fight. No chance of beating Top Dog Vitali.

    Vitali would make Cro Co poop his panties.

    A bjj fighter head kick Cro co. A foot ball player punch cro down & smesh him out cold. Vital would 1-2 him into submission
     
  15. BCS8

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    How many MMA fights did Vitali have?

    Oh, right, zero.
     
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