Israel Adesanya tries boxing!

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by mark ant, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    MMA great Asanya tried boxing back in 2014 and looked pretty good, he got robbed fighting a low level Australian fighter, could he have been a decent boxer?
  2. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Hard to come into boxing in your 20's and compete against people who have been doing it since they were kids.

    Anyone can look good against the right opponent...or stiff.
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  3. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Hard? Yes.
    But totally doable.
    And Adesanya is one talented mofo.
    I think it's fair to say that he would have been a damn fine boxer.
  4. RJJFan

    RJJFan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Assuming 175, I would be afraid for him if he fought someone like Joe Smith, never mind Kovalev, Beterbiev, Bivol and others.
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    He`s got better fundamentals than Beterbiev but nowhere near the power.
  6. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    He's one of the few MMA guys with actually top level boxing so yeah I'd fancy him to do quite well.
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  7. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine Member Full Member

    May 31, 2019
    That's the only boxing match Israel lost he beat 5 other boxers including Brian Minto
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    Guys a striking genius with just kickboxing experience he was at the National level in pro boxing the world-class guys at 175 would have gone through him like butter but if you let him use his full arsenal of kicks knees and elbows they wouldn't make it out of the first round. Israel's boxing is some of if not the best in the UFC. His overall striking is the best in the UFC ever possibly UFC history as well
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