'Whyte vs Ngannou can happen this year!' | Eddie Hearn on potential boxing vs UFC showdown!

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by mark ant, May 27, 2020.

  1. young_wolverine

    young_wolverine New Member Full Member

    May 31, 2019
    While I agree about the amatuer bout I was just saying its possible for a boxer who knows how to check kicks to defeat a person proficcient in kicks and the opponents botha beat were legends in Kickboxing LEGENDS their kicking is leages above Francis
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  2. On The Money

    On The Money Dangerous Journeyman Full Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    A k1 fight would be ideal.
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  3. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Not really, floyd initially tried to counter and box from the outside in the first round, and he got countered with an uppercut. Heck he got countered better than pretty much anyone did to him except Pac in their fight.

    He had to reach in and be the one to close the distance, that made a huge difference to his game. Usually he’s one step outside of everyone, they step in, he pops them, he steps out, back in safety zone. He was in position to attack his opponen but his opponent can’t reach him. Something Wlad, Lewis was used to and they both looked like amateurs in fighting vitally and fury.

    Wlad looked like a fish out of water, it wasn’t the look of a man bettered, it literally looked like a guy who has never fought someone taller and faster than them before. And Lewis was in a slugfest, no boxing finesse he showed against Tua for example.

    These boxers are creatures of habits. The very little thing outside of what they’re used to can throw them off. Sanchez and Horn’s foiling threw Pac off who’s many levels above them in terms of skills. The reach threw Floyd off. It’s almost like a 2d-character being introduced to a 3d world and they’re trying to figure out this extra dimension.

    Then floyd decided that McGregor had 0 power in boxing terms because punching power is all relative, and he knew he did t have gas for 12 rounds so he just decided to walk him down. But he looked like an amateur doing it. His punches looked like arm punches, he was reaching, his posture and skill in moving forward looked very amateurish too.

    You gotta remember that floyd spends maybe 1% of his career fighting that way. An amateur training to fight just that way actually has more experience than floyd in that “style”.

    Even someone like Rios would have bulldozed McGregor inside 3 rounds.
  4. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    But should be fun
  5. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Floyd was flat footed from the opening bell and standing in front of Mcgregor. The commentators even mentioned it within the first 30 seconds of the fight.

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