Which boxer from the Past or Present would transition into MMA the best?

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  1. LHWBelt

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    Tyson. Short hw low center of gravity but power to ko a horse. I think he coulda got that tdd up to far then his combos would take over.
     
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    First guy that came to mind, given his athleticism, I would fear teaching him wrestling and bjj top game. Imagine the carnage of his GnP.<CerseiPlotting>
     
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    From the Angulo fight and now DXjs8E0WAAAF3Mp.jpeg
     
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    What’s with the obsession of boxer in mma. It’s completely different sports and unrealistic to think you could predict how they would have done.
     
  5. GordoBarraBJJ

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    So you're saying it will be "tainted supplements" instead of the "tainted meat" thing?
     
  6. FlowchartRog

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    I think 185 is unrealistic, he weighed more than that when he was 15.

    205 is realistic though, not much weight to cut at all, he wouldn't be hampered - and a prime Tyson at 205 with solid TDD, clinches, and elbows, my god.
     
  7. GordoBarraBJJ

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    Tyson

    Foreman

    Chavez (Julio Sr.)

    Manny (he started off as a kickboxer)
     
  8. MRT

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    ferocious af - prob like Fedor vs. Big Nog lol

    and imagine a pre-fight staredown between Tyson and Wand :eek:
     
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    Julian Jackson with TDD he wouldve been king at 155 or 170 especially with the smaller gloves. Pacman would interesting i can see him being a southpaw Frankie Edgar type with way more power.
     
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  11. WARinsertname

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    Wand would piss himself, and I would completely understand and support him with my shoulder to cry on.

    There are scary dudes, and then there are psychos.
     
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    always though some one like Arturo Gatti would of done well in mma
     
  13. MartiniSIDe

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    Not saying anything, just posting a picture :)
     
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  14. MRT

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    LHW works, but is MW really that unrealistic?

    Tyson was coming in at 220 or less for many matches, where he is presumably not cutting weight...so, with the right regimen, he prob could make MW without much problem.
     
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    Paulie Malignaggi according to Phil Baroni he wrestled in 8th grade

     
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    That's a downright insult to Pacman :D Frankie was awesome in his own way, but essentially just a really solid all rounder.

    Pacquiao is a different beast entirely, his success based largely around being a phenomenal athlete, with a downright crazy combination of speed, power, agility, workrate and stamina.

    Pacquiao is so exceptional physically that you could not discount his chances in MMA, the main problem with Pacquiao is he's such a pure boxer. He has no infighting at all, none, let alone clinching/wrestling. He's a pure mid range boxer.

    For all Floyd's rep as a pure boxer, Pacquiao is actually the cleaner/purer boxer of the two. Floyd is excellent at clinches, and is pretty dirty too, elbows and forearms to the throat.
     
  19. GordoBarraBJJ

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    Damn those rich athletes and their bad luck - tainted supplements and tainted meat.
     
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    It is unrealistic, but at 205 he would have to face Jones...I don't like where that would go.

    It would eventually lead to Jones poking Tyson, and Tyson becoming homicidal and biting Jones' fingers off in a rage.
     

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