Was Chucks boxing considered good

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  1. DopeAmbitions

    DopeAmbitions Orange Belt

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    Of course his hands were but overall boxing, I remember Dana saying he had the best boxing in mma at the time until Rampage came along
     
  2. Grijswaarde

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    How awkward as it seems comparing his style to modern day mma... yes

    At that time Vitor was believed to have the "fastest hands", but without a doubt Chuck was the KO artist of that era.
     
  3. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Steel Belt

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    It was hyped as good the same way say JDS's boxing was.
     
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    MMAJunkie You cant keep a good man down

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    I love Chuck but he was knocking out wrestlers mostly
     
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    technically it wasnt. it was unorthodox
     
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    Boxing in mma is clearly the weakest aspect still


    We high-level fighters in all other disciplines except boxing
     
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    He was more brawler than boxer. I'll say no.
     
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    I don’t think it should be called ”boxing” as his style was pretty far away from that. His hands were good, offensively speaking. A lot of power and weird angles. Dropped a lot of guys while backing away, so I guess he had good counters too.

    He got tagged a lot too so defensively a bit lacking. Iron chin goes a long way, but after it started to crack...

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  10. Azderiel

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    I guess at the time it was ok. Nothing special. He had good hands overall but it wasn't really his boxing that was good. He was more of a brawler and had some unusual angles but technically he wasn't that great. It's not like you'd see him throw any decent combinations though he would tea off on people effectively. He was a good puncher overall but not boxer.
     
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    Chuck's style and strengths were just about as opposite from boxing as it gets while still being a striker.

    His punches were loopy and extremely telegraphed. His defense was non-existent. He was largely an arm puncher and a Hail Mary overhand guy.

    Chuck's success in his time came largely from his grappling acumen to keep him safe and the low level of strikers in the UFC 205 division at the time of his reign (Tito, Couture, Babalu, etc.).

    Chuck is a puncher not a boxer. To someone who has not spent much time boxing the two can seem like the same thing but they really are not. Chuck had power and is a puncher, that is not a boxer.
     
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    At the time, yes.

    Now looking back, no.
     
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    I wouldn’t call him a boxer, more of an MMA striker.
    He hit like a truck and his style was really effective in MMA in his era, but he’d have gotten tooled big time in a boxing match.
    Just like he’d have smashed just about any pure boxer in a UFC fight.
     
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    technically? fuck no. he was very unorthodox. But he was good at keeping distance and keeping guys on the end of his punches. He was one of few guys I can think of who could strike moving backwards in an era where MMA striking mostly consisted of walking straight forward and winging overhand rights. dude had a lot of power too ofc.

    But once his chin gave out he got brutalized continuously because of his vast lack of technical boxing. chin up hands low wide looping shots ect. he was able to get away with it in his prime with a combination of him being that good and over all MMA boxing being pretty trashy back then. Hard to compare it to todays standards but he was the man in his day.
     
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  15. EGarrett

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    I think he kept his hands low because it prevented guys from taking him down...which I think is why grapplers who couldn't exploit his wide-open chin basically had no hope.
     
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  16. EGarrett

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    Chuck was one of the first hybrid fighters, guys who were actually good at two things. In his case wrestling and punching (Vitor was good at BJJ and punching, BJ Penn at Jiu-Jitsu and striking, Tito at wrestling and talking).

    MMA has moved past that era though.
     
  17. HughPhug

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    Doesn't matter what his boxing was like, he's always been an MMA guy, never mattered what his boxing was like.

    He was extremely effective in what he did, one of the best of his era in any weight class
     
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    Boxing? No.
    Kempo Karate? Yes.
     
  19. Mixfight

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    Chucks box was always garbage. He had a good chin and big power which allowed him to become a decent brawler but his technical boxing was always trash. He got outboxed by a Team Oyama Rampage for fucks sake.
     
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    I don't ever remember Chuck being called a boxer.

    I think his style was more kempo karate striking, that he managed to land with unorthodox angles. You add that to his iron chin, his punching power and his TDD and you have a solid LHW UFC champion
     

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