Aleksander Emelianenko

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  1. samurai4287 Green Belt

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    Humbly, I ask this question...haha. I love watching boxing, but I will admit, I am not the best when it comes to these types of questions...obviously Aleks would not be able to hang with the best of the HW's, but with his boxing skills would he be able to compete with the average boxer?
     
  2. thatsmydin Blue Belt

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    probably not and wrong forum
     
  3. Seano Hands of bone

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    Before everyone flames you-

    No probably not. He doesn't seem to have the conditioning necessary and he was hit by Sergei quite a bit and dropped in that fight. All of Aleks' impressive wins using his hands are against nobodies. (other than Sergei, who is not an especially powerful puncher and is terrible at avoiding punches) He looks impressive fighting a guy like Morais who basically walked into a bg combination or BArnett. Barnett is a great fighter, but check his record versus strikers.
     
  4. samurai4287 Green Belt

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    How is this the wrong forum? I figured you guys could offer the best advice, and explain why...you failed to do both though. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. samurai4287 Green Belt

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    Thanks man...I am prepared to be flamed, btw...that's why I asked the question "humbly". haha. thanks again.
     
  6. MMAmouse Brown Belt

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    Aleks has very good hands for MMA, and he has tremendous KO power, but he still has a lot of holes in his stand-up that need to be filled. Watch the Aleks/Sergei fight to see some of these holes that were exploited. He might be able to KO a few bums at the beginning of his career but as soon as he fights a guy who knows what he's doing he's in deep trouble.
     
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    I would also like to add that I am very excited for his fight vs. Buentello. I think that Buentello has equally impressive hands and it will be interesting to see what problems each guy poses for each other.
     
  8. Seano Hands of bone

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    Buentello gets KOed in this fight.

    Buentello is not the striker he thinks he is.
     
  9. BobbyBrez Brown Belt

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    A journeyman boxer would ko Aleks within 4. Buentello would be even worse off.
     
  10. Seano Hands of bone

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    I agree, I've thought a bit more about it and Aleks' style wouldn't translate to boxing well at all. He does that hand waving thing like Nick Diaz does. He doesn't move at all.
     
  11. I think if woulda took up boxing as a youngster he maybe could have done sumthin with his speed and power.
     
  12. devante Silver Belt

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    thank god someone else OTHER than me noticed that, he has good handspeed and generally good skills OFFENSIVELY; but he is a defensive liability as arvloski showed when they fought, hits hard, hits fast...BUT fairly predictable due to tech/strategic limitations. IMO.

    aleks should beat him, an if he doesn't it will just add to his rep as being somoene who is less than consistent or dependable from fight to fight
     
  13. devante Silver Belt

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    people just don't get how skilled boxers are, especially high level; they think cus a boxer looks slow or sloppy against another BOXER, that the mma fighter ,who shows good boxing against an mma fighter, could hang as a pro boxer.

    if aleks had pro boxing level hands he would be a boxer, the div would love another big strong hard hitting hw.
     
  14. uppercuts21 Brown Belt

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    Exactly,

    It bugs me to no end when I hear some of my MMA friends say Mayweather is a sissy. They say he was way too conservative against De La Hoya. But they dont understand that when you're in there with an elite boxer like De La Hoya the fight can end at any moment off ONE mistake. We've seen it time and time again.
     
  15. thatsmydin Blue Belt

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    Hes got power but not speed. Maybe in mma terms hes fast.
     
  16. Dragonstyle915 Brown Belt

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    I have the feeling this guy already knew the answer. He just wanted to see how Boxing forum reacted.

    But, I think anyone can do anything if they dedicate them selves to it and put in the hard work. But in a case like this we realize that is a bunch of bull.
     
  17. samurai4287 Green Belt

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    I hope you were not complaing about the Machida fight. ;-)
     
  18. Dragonstyle915 Brown Belt

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    Why cant he or anyone else complain about the Machida fight? Say what you want about Mayweather vs. DLH, atleast they landed more than 1 punch on each other per round.

    In Boxing you can counter punch and hit and not get hit is part of the game. In MMA I seriously see very little reason to move backwards. Must you move back at times? Yes. For 15 minutes? No. The last 10 seconds of DLH vs. Mayweather had more exitement than that Machida/Ortiz fight.
     
  19. fightingrabbit Banned Banned

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    going kinda far saying he has "trememdous" KO power if any at all. But i agree with the rest. Him and Fedor are certainly not textbook. I dont think they fare well against a technician or even a boxer who knows what hes doing.
     
  20. samurai4287 Green Belt

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    You idiot, Machida landed alot more than one punch per round. He landed multiple punches and kicks, elbows, et cetera...He also threw a devestating knee that buckled Tito sending him to the ground....He didn't move back for the whole fight, he was moving side to side....Tito is great at wrestling, maybe he was moving backwards when he was suspecting a takedown, or would you rather him move forward into the takedown? God.....another Machida hater.

    You probably havn't even seen the fight though, so there is no point in arguing with you.
     

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