Originally Posted by GL Jeff
So, one fight draws attention, so what? For the most part boxing is about point fighting,and the amount of finishes hale in comparison to MMA. I think MMA fighters have alot more skill and athletic talent then boxers, you arent hearing about ex-NFL players going into boxing, their all transitioning to MMA. MMA also gives football and wrestlers something to do after college if they dont/cant go pro or to the olympics.
The best boxers have around 90% KO percentages, stoppages are just as common as in MMA. Also, you see a lot of really tough guys just quit in boxing, because there is something about being punched in the face for 12 rounds that is just different then what you see in MMA. If Sanchez/Kampmann were a boxing match, I bet you Sanchez would have had to quit near the end of the fight instead of just throwing some ridiculous haymakers and getting a BS decision.
The reason why ex-football players don't try boxing is because it is a much more refined sport then MMA right now. Guys have hundreds of amateurs boxing matches before they turn pro in boxing, the clubs are so much larger, and guys need to win 30+ fights before they really build up a big name. You would never see a guy like Lesnar just walk into boxing and win a major world title, it just doesn't happen.