Teddy Atlas Trains Francis Ngannou - Behind The Scenes Look | THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by mark ant, Oct 11, 2020.

What percentage of boxers could Ngannou beat in a boxing ring

  1. Francis couldn`t even win against any boxers

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  2. Francis could win a boxing match v 5 percent of boxers

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  3. Francis could beat 5-20 percent of boxers in the ring

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  4. Francis has a chance v 50 percent of boxers in the ring

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  5. Francis has a punchers chance v anybody, even in a boxing match

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Francis obviously looks too stiff and mechanical on this vid, but how far could he go with a trainer like Atlas in his corner in boxing matches?
     
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  2. boranbkk

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    Sorry but Teddy is a master boxing trainer....but when it comes to MMA or MT striking there is more he doesn’t know than sniffs he takes while talking. I love his embracment of MMA and It’s interesting to here what he says on his podcast about MMA, but I just can’t take him seriously.
     
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  3. Samart'sTeep

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    You're right about Teddy not know the intricacies of kickboxing or MMA striking. But mma fighters work with specialists in other combat sports all the time. Remember when GSP worked with Kru Yod and Lamsongkram to prepare for Condit, Diaz and Hendricks, I believe? Neither of them really knew anything about MMA but they did know about striking and GSP and Firas were excellent at absorbing what worked well for MMA and then discarding the rest. GSP also had a lot of success improving his boxing with Freddy Roach and we saw the results of that training in fights with Kosheck, Condit and Bisping especially.

    The question is if Ngannou has the fighting intelligence to be able to incorporate what works well from Teddy and fit it into his overall MMA game. He's so incredibly crude and wild, relying solely on his power so often, that I think that learning some basic principles of boxing could benefit him. Only time will tell, though. I've heard rumors that Nnganou is notoriously lazy and un-coachable, so that's not a great sign.
     
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    boranbkk "ไม่ได้โม้นะ" Full Member

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    I agree mate, by the way love your user name, quality! Not questioning the boxing skills Teddy can impart to the guys, just there’s a lot he’s unaware of interms of certain techniques he might impart. Love listening to Teddy but I can’t listen to him talk MMA.

    my personally opinion..I reckon Naganu does nothing in boxing.
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mt striking? Boxing trainers know more about punching correctly than most MMA trainers.
     
  6. boranbkk

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    I agree..but not in terms of being countered by the knee for example...a fighter skilled in knee strikes like some quality MT fighters is kryptonite for a heavily reliant boxer. Not to mention certain defensive techniques boxers will use in terms of ducking and preset movements as well as moving foot placement etc which can make them targets for guys that know how to use the 8 limbs well. I agree a lot of MMA striking coaches don’t have the knowledge of pure striking coaches...as in Thailand or quality boxing gyms but in terms of MMA or even say pure MT or KB striking there is too much he doesn’t know about to take into account. That being said sure he can teach them how to maybe get more out of thier punches and defend well against punches in a pure boxing set up.
     
  7. mark ant

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    I think something that Atlas couldn`t teach an MMA fighter is defense against takedowns and kicks, if he did this sort of pad work alongside an MMA coach then it would be more usefull.
     
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  8. robert ungurean

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    It can only help his mma career. I'm all for it