Originally Posted by HitOrGetHit
Just because one fighter is a master at kickboxing, and one is a master at boxing, does not mean that the kickboxer is better.
I gotta disagree with you man in the context of MMA. Boxers have been seriously injured by simple leg kicks. Two fighters, one a boxer and the other a kickboxer(who only know these arts) and are of the same skill level, duke it out. There is very little chance of victory on the part of the boxer for a couple reasons:
1. Leg kicks: He'll be ripped apart by leg kicks. Boxers do not condition their shins or knees to handle leg kicks.
2. Distance: A kickboxer can strike with kicks (not just roundhouses) thrust kicks, and snap kicks to keep the boxer out of punching range.
3. Guard: Boxers (and kickboxers for that matter) have a tendency to "turtle up" and tank strikes. YOu know for a fact you cannot
take a roundhouse, or straight snap to the face and keep coming.
The kickboxer just has too many weapons in his arsenal for the boxer to counter, weapons he's never encountered before in boxing competition. He's be crusified in a matter of minutes IMO.