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Boxing or MMA?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by p0gy0, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. p0gy0

    p0gy0 New Member

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    I'm a fan of both but I really love the art of boxing. It's the purest form of fighting. I idolized the Four Kings growing up. They are Duran, Leonard, Hearns, Hagler. It was the Golden Era of boxing. Then came the Fab Four during early 2000. Pacquiao, Barrera, Morales, Marquez. Those 8 fighters have probably given the world the best fights in boxing outside of the heavyweight division.
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Boxing is my favorite sport. I miss ABC's Wise World of Sports. I use to watch that to catch some boxing. There have been so many boxing greats, so many exciting fights.

    James
     
  3. Ryder13

    Ryder13 Active Member Founding Member Feburary Winner

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    I have to say I was a fan of boxing but now I have to go with MMA.
    But boxing, I still have some interest there.
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  4. twistedyees87

    twistedyees87 New Member

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    Its a great question, but I need to go with Boxing. Both are great sports that take huge skill and huge amount of strength. But boxing has the history and the strategy like no other.
     
  5. zambothegreat

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    I would be more into modern boxing if there wasn't so much corruption. The last boxing match I watched live was Hopkins-Pascal II. I used to be into kickboxing the most, but since learning more about grappling, MMA is now my favorite combat sport.
     
  6. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Boxing would be my pick without question. Its one of the few sports I've followed over the years.

    I am not entirely sure why, but I never could get into MMA. The only time I see it is when its on at the gym. To each their own though.
     
  7. Treighsie

    Treighsie Active Member Founding Member

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    Maybe it's because I'm a female, but I HATE watching MMA! I can't keep my eyes open. I don't know why someone would voluntarily do that! But my husband enjoys watching. YUCK!
    That being said, I never watched boxing either. So I can't choose! LOL
     
  8. The Kaiju Subie

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    I mainly watch MMA but appreciate the art of Boxing as well. What I think is hurting boxing is the lack of star power. Currently, the most well known boxers are Mayweather, Pacquiao and the Klitschko brothers. Compared to MMA, where there are countless household names. However, if someone were to KO Floyd Money I would definitely become a fan. I can't stand that guy's character.
     
  9. Flexin

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    My wife can sit down at times and watch boxing with me but she can't stand MMA. She hates it.

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    The problem wasn't star power. Boxing has had many stars over the years. What I feel is the problem is the lack of unified champions. The big reason for that is promoters not wanting to lose their cash cows or they don't get along with another promoter. Because of that, some big fights didn't happen and still don't. Have a unified champ and then people know who the top dog is. If you have 5 champs in one division it makes it hard for someone new to know what is going on unless they really want to learn.

    Don King made some big fights and her cost fans big fights too. He started wanting a piece of the other fighter for 2 or 3 fights. That hurt boxing.

    James
     
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    I don’t want to look biased but I have to say that Boxing is still my game. But I don’t see the point in comparing these two games. MMA is just a third brother or so to boxing so we haven’t experienced much about it. Personally MMA is still young and the competitors are not as productive as Boxing.
     
  11. The Kaiju Subie

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    You make a good point James. I don't even know what the difference is between WBC, IBF or WBA.
    Don't you think that unifying all the champions will degrade that particular commision's champion though? For exmaple, if a WBC champion beats a WBA one, wouldn't it make the WBC look bad as a whole and create the perception that the WBC is inferior?
     
  12. Flexin

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    Thanks.

    No it won't degrade that belt because now they have someone that is, or is closer to the peoples champion. You need to have a unified champ to make it easier for that fighter to become a household champ. When Tyson was the champ, all you had to say was the heavy weight champ and they knew who you were talking about. Now you d0 have the Klitschko brothers that have the heavyweight belts. One and the other has three. But for for other weight classes you have 4 champs for four belts. I think that is just the major titles. I think there is way more then that.

    So having the titles unified and the champ fighting the top challengers, you get the fans excited. The Mayweather-Canelo was huge (shows that there are still boxing fans out there) and that was because of a number of reasons.

    1. Mayweather had a belt but he is on a level that he doesn't really need to unify at this point. Doing so would bring things to another level but he doesn't need to. He is the one everyone wants, belt or no belt.
    2. Canelo has skill, has power, has that marketable face. People believed he had what it takes to bet Mayweather.
    3. Mayweather sells himslef. He made himself a household name.
    4. Two belts on the line.
    In any sport, if you don't have the big game or big fight then fans lose interest. In football last Sunday, they switched off the Green Bay game becuase of the beating they were handing out.

    Unifying the belts also means that there needs to be big fights to just get a chance to fight for the title(s). It can force bigger fights.

    James
     
  13. dannyboy

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    I like both but i would have to go with MMA. MMA has a certain brutality factor to it that sparks my interest. Maybe i'm kind of sick in the head. lol But MMA is also has a great display of strategy between fighters that i appreciate.
     
  14. Trellum

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    I really like MMA!!! That's what I call a good sport, lol, I like the fact those guys don't hesitate and will kick each other's asses with no mercy! Box can be brutal tho, but not as much as MMA, mostly because the freedom of movement a MMA fighter has... that adds a lot to the brutality effect! I've watched a lot MMA fights... and oh my... are they intense!!! I still like box tho :) A big fan of ''el canelo'' here!
     
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    Boxing by far! I find MMA disturbing!
     
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    I was raised in a family that traditionally gathered together around the TV set on Saturday to watch Boxing matches and share a beer, and sometimes watching a movie related to boxing stores that the TV channel used to broadcast afterward.

    I was then not really aware that boxing is an art, but developing a special crunch on having such combined entertainment at a later time. However during my teens I developed a passion for wrestling and later for martial arts, so nowadays I can say that I enjoy both boxing an MMA, but boxing remains as my favorite for all the memories involved when watching a match.
     
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    I like boxing but mma has a lot of appeal to me. takes a lot more abuse
     
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    Boxing. I prefer it over MMA for sure. It's possibly because I grew up with the boxing matches the local TV channel used to show and I just can't go without them these days. Boxing classics is something I die for.
    MMA is much more brutal though, nevertheless, I also enjoy watching it.
     
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    I love boxing because it's a pure form of fighting. I watch it both locally and internationally. Every Thursday night we have our local boxing competition on TV. This year they have included other Caribbean countries so it's even more exciting. Naturally, I'm rooting for my country to come out on top. Good luck team Jamaica.
     
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