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

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Moggy94, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 25, 2021
    Tyson did but he's a lot faster than Mo, again that's just what Botha said, either way getting hit by either Tyson or Mo wouldn't be great!

    Also Botha did throw kicks every now and then, he could take kicks much better than the average boxer too.
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  2. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Man, I love kickboxing. Ithink it simply doesn't have the exposure that's all.
  3. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    I think old school fancy pants kickboxing actually was quite popular in the 80s.

    As for the more modern style kickboxing, theres a parallel universe where K-1 actually made that Sapp/Tyson fight, ran tons of shows in the US and found multiple viable American stars, and ended up occupying the position the UFC would go on to occupy.