The only thing that scares me is Rampage is not a technical boxer. I would be very nervous if this fight happened and Rampage traded with him the whole fight.
Spot on. If Rampage decides to make this a pure boxing match, which historically speaking as far as his UFC fights are concerned, is his M.O., then it gives James the advantage.
Rampage hasn't wrestled, gone for a TD or slammed anything since PRIDE. The only thing that makes Rampage an MMA fighter is he knows how to perform a decent TDD and use the clinch, which James actually knows how to. James doesn't know MMA dirty boxing, but he's a dirty ass boxer from the clinch relative to pro boxing.
One a pure boxer vs boxer match up, I favor James.
Rampage said on inside MMA that he would gladly stand and trade with Toney. Interesting.
That'd be a bad idea imho, but it would be danm satisfying if Rampage did beat James at his own game. At least with Randy, James had an excuse, James can't wrestle or do BJJ, but if he gets out boxed by Rampage, that's a pimp slap you can't say anything about.