How would Frank Edgar do as a boxer?

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  1. snoop dogg***

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    just curious to see what some of you think about how Edgar would do if he just up and left MMA to pursue a boxing career.would he find success. hypothetically in the Junior welterweight class
     
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    He would KO wladimir, probably first round.
     
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    Get KO'd by a top 100 Boxer.
     
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    Only if Edgar was a HW.
    TS asked if he fought at JWW.
     
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    In that case he decapitates Garcia, in the weigh in, through his entourage.
     
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    Cazadores Banned Banned

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    Never seen him fight.

    Isn't he the only guy in MMA who uses a jab and he runs around after he throws it?
     
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    He's the guy who flops like a fish when he gets hit.
     
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    beat club fighters and get schooled by any fighter above club fighting status.
     
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    Edgar would smash Gamboa at 140
     
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    yeah. lol but his foot work is decent and he does a good job of switching directions after each combo. I'm not saying he'd even be be able to hold a candle to JMM, of course. but would he be top 20?

    im guessing you're joking
     
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    he'd get murdered. gets hit way too much, has a relatively average chin (just great recovery) and despite being fast and agile for an mma fighter, definitely cannot keep up with top 100 boxers. he also has no power or reach whatsoever
     
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    Ha, hes the height of a flyweight
     
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    He'd be top 15 in the WBC.
    Boxrec wouldn't rank him top 150.
     
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    I was shocked to see this thread wasn't started by a white belt.

    For the record, Frankie's had success with his boxing because he mixes it up with his takedowns quite well. Without the takedowns to mask his combos and movement, he doesn't present much of a threat to top tier boxers.
     
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    hes about the same height as JMM and taller than prince naseem

    sorry, ive been told my threads usually suck.
     
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    No surprise here - no one thinks he would do well. For good reason.
     
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    He would do OK. His career high point would probably be on an HBO highlight where he is being beat down by a good prospect.
     
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    I think he'd be world champion within 3 years. Most certainly he'd be an all time great and first ballot hall of famer.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I don't see a superlative boxing talent with him and I don't think in an alternative career path he'd ever be the best guy in his (very competitive) weight class. But he'd be a great pro prospect. Any guy with that kind of work ethic, balance, strength, competitive nature and cardio who walked into a gym and wanted to fight would get the attention of the trainers there. Anyone who says otherwise is advertising how much they know about the fight game. There are a lot of pro boxer, only a few dozen champions and only a handful of HOFers. Being a solid pro is impressive, even if it doesn't put you on par with Floyd Mayweather.

    An athletic guy who can push a pace and take a punch is going to win at the early stages of competition. Edgar could almost certainly be the guy who beat out of town journeymen at the top of a card at the local VFW. How he would do after that is a question. If you transposed his MMA boxing technique to a boxing ring the answer is "not very well" but Matt Lindland showed even crappier wrestling technique in MMA before and after winning a silver medal in wrestling. MMA is MMA and every "feeder" style is going to have to be adjusted to be successful. I don't know how well Edgar's MMA boxing would adjust to straight boxing--that's the big question IMO. If he can adjust well, I could see him as a fringe contender in boxing, a top 30 guy who doesn't get tired and beats prospects who show up out of shape and/or expecting an easy fight but losing to focused guys at the top level. If he can't change the way he boxes then he loses to a lot of guys, including many who aren't full-time fighters.
     

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