Who is the best boxer in the history of MMA?

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  1. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    I honestly believe Kimbo was better at boxing than most MMA guys. He just had poor stamina and no takedown defense so he was dominated on the ground.

    Masvidal is pretty good. He definitely has some skill. Anderson Silva too. I think Rampage was a decent boxer too, good with counters and parrying.

    Conor is a decent one too. Solid punches.
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Kimbo was clumsy.
     
  3. nogibjjgear0

    nogibjjgear0 New Member Full Member

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    Arturo Gatti was the best! :headbash
     
  4. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! booted Full Member

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    Vito Belfort, Tyrone Spong, Gregory Tony and Ray Mercer (maybe Shannon Briggs).
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Gatti wasn`t a good boxer full stop, but I didn`t know he competed in an MMA fight.
     
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Mercer wasn`t a skilled boxer, he ws just powerful and had a good chin.
     
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  7. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine New Member Full Member

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    In MMA punching as hard as boxers do is a good way to break your hands the diaz brothers are pressure fighters who hit you with 50% power over and over and over again and then once you get hurt turn up the heat to 100% and Nate and Nick most certianly are elite mma fighters when they were in their prime
    And Andre ward himself said that they were good at boxing and could succeed in the sport


     
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  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ward is a lousy pundit, you don`t think elite boxers could use defensive moves to evade the Diaz brothers blows, there have been pressure fighters for years in boxing like Pryor and Chavez Sr who had a far better defensive coming in than the Diaz brothers, or Duran and Mike Tyson, two fantastic counter/pressure fighters, the Diaz brothers are nowhere near that level.
     
  9. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine New Member Full Member

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    Obviously haha I said their elite pressure fighters for MMA not boxing not once did I say Diaz was on the level of Duran or Chavez or Tyson, Ward said they could compete in boxing that doesn't mean he or I was saying they were elite level boxers they have elite level boxing for MMA which is a lot different than elite level boxing for boxing and this is all to prove that connor has the best boxing in the sport of mma he out boxed Diaz who regularly spars with ward won the first 3 rounds on a judges score card against ATG Floyd Mayweather and Knocked down two divison world champion Paulie Malignaggi
     
  10. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Conor has far better boxing skills than the Diaz brothers but once Floyd adapted Conor couldn`t and blew himself out very early, Malinaggi was never a good boxer, he was taught by amateur coaches to pull back his fist after he punched which is bull plus he was old and fat as hell.
     
  11. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! booted Full Member

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    He was Olympic champion and outboxed Lewis. Also was his fight against Holyfield close.
     
  12. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    He didn`t out-box Lewis, it was just a brawl and he got hit constantly in that bout, Holy was a better counter puncher than Mercer and most olympic champs but had quite a poor defense at times.
     
  13. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! booted Full Member

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    He was robbed against Lennox Lewis (won this fight). He also comepted in his late fourties in K1, but wore his boots, so he was only allowed to use his fists, while his opponents (like Briggs) did punch and kick.

    You are also wrong on Gatti (although overrated at times); he was a pretty good boxer, world class, especially in Super-Featherweight. Just defensively was sometimes not careful enough, but he was able to outbox most second-tier boxers comfortable He knocked undefeated Doroftei out in 2 rounds, even late in his career.
     
  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Gatti didn`t know how to disgiuse his punches and neityher did Mercer, he didn`t beat Lewis, it was just a brawl with botyh guys knocking lumps out of each other, hard to pick a winner in that war.
     
  15. Deew

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    Ah, I don't like Paulie, but he was a very good pure boxer. Excellent even.

    He just couldn't punch for s h i t.
     
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