CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Chris Arreola (R) lands a punch before defeating Nagy Aguilera by a TKO during their Super Six world boxing classic heavyweight at The Home Depot Center on May 14, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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I wanted to set up a stream to continue this debate I'm having about the ability of MMA fighters to find success in kick boxing relative to boxing. Bloody Elbow's Fraser Coffeen responded to my initial video with one of his own trying to answer the initial question I asked. I'll get to Fraser's points and the question he posits at the end of the video in a post tomorrow, but I'd thought I'd post Fraser's video first for others to see:
As for my initial video and Matthew Roth's response, here's what Head Kick Legend's readers thought of our back-and-forth:
Why MMA guys can have some level of success in Kickboxing, and can’t do that in boxing? I don’t really recall MMA guys trying their luck at hight level boxing, so the bloded part of the question is pretty much speculation. Maybe they can have success, but there’s not that much opportunities to prove that.
Boxing market has different structure and probably has higher barriers of entry than Kickboxing, so that would explain why MMA guys don’t do the jump boxing. But it’s a really complicated subject. Masato outclassed JZ (although JZ landed some bombs). Sapp beat the shit out of Hoost (twice). Overeem won GP (so did Mark Hunt).
There no real data from the boxing world to work with, so I guess there is no answer to the inintial question (and I’m in hurry to work that why my opinion is not comprehensive and ends violently)