I love boxing and I agree that its not used as much as it should be. But it shouldn't be about wanting to see a guy get punched in the face and knocked out.
Thats unforunately the attitude that imo makes the sport look bad.
I use what ever is going to work at that time. If I feel I need to take them down then thats what I will do. If I feel I can stand up with them then I'm more likely to box (my kicks are not exactly the best as Im tall for my class so my legs flail around ready for a single leg)
Its almost as if I like to be tapped out! lol