Why has Kickboxing never had the same kind of popularity as boxing

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  1. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

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    Mirko CroCop, right leg hospital, left leg cemetery :risas3:
     
  2. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

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    Haha, personally dont like guns/weapons.
     
  3. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Active Member Full Member

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    Nice man my current favourites to watch are Verhoeven and Plazibat. Semmy Schilt and Mighty Mo are probably my all time favourite Kickboxers to watch.
     
  4. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Even in the UK, you can defend yourself with a gun but must step back first from an altercation. Hell that's true even in gun happy Texas. You have to prove your life was in danger.

    I'm talking on the street, not in a ring.
     
  5. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Active Member Full Member

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    If you look up Peter Aerts top 20 knockouts more than half of them were due to head kicks!
     
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  6. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Active Member Full Member

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    Yeah still let's all try and avoid all street altercations as it's for the best haha. What you said earlier about kicking being feminine might have been true like 60+ years ago but many Thai fighters and Kickboxers have proven that not to be true now. The thing is when people think of kicking people genuinely have no idea how to do it, look back when Elijah Tillery kicked RIddick Bowe in their first fight, embarrassing!

    For example there was a fighter called Remy Bonjasky who relied on kicks/knees and had little boxing but at times it did lead to him knocking some very good fighters down because they just didn't expect it. There's also fighters like Mike Bernardo, Jerome Le Banner, Mighty Mo, Ray Sefo and Antonio Plazibat who use boxing much more and don't usually mix in kicks other than basic leg kicks.
     
  7. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

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    Verhoeven is a good all round champion. He is a great role model for the sport and done a lot to get kickboxing more exposure. Like the AJ of kickboxing. His fights against Ben Saddik were amazing. He got so much heart.
     
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  8. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

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    lol and Jerome Le Banner is as manly as it gets. Alpha Male checking in.
     
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  9. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Nothing in life brings me greater pleasure or satisfaction than watching boxers and the inferior martial art of boxing get brutally exposed when they cross over to try their hand at real man combat sports, the tiny handful of them with man-sized plums who have managed to summon the courage to do so that is because 99% of the time it's practitioners of superior martial arts who cross over into the boxer's domain to fight them under their rules :facepalm:
     
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  10. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Because it's been predominantly more of an Asian and European continent thing (the Dutch for example) & not as popular in America & UK..
     
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  11. 6.5winmag

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    because it has too much wrestling in it!
     
  12. Aydamn

    Aydamn Dillian Whyte #CLEARED like I said he would be banned Full Member

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    I was looking forward to watching Tyrone Spongs boxing transition and story unfold. He was doing so well. His got good hands.
     
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  13. OldSchoolBoxing

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    Do you ever see a celebrity attending an MMA event? No.

    Trump attended MMA events to get votes from lower class.
     
  14. DerpDiDerp

    DerpDiDerp New Member Full Member

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    Attendees of UFC events: The Rock, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham, Shaq, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mickey Rourke, Mike Tyson, Kevin James, Snoop Dogg, David Spade.

    Off the top of my head.
     
  15. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    He does. He's actually team Pedro Diaz and a sparring partner of fellow Team Diaz member Hrgovic



    Junior Dos Santos, who also has very good hands, is also Team Diaz
     
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