This is one of the most interesting things about the boxing vs MMA debate...How would a boxer fair against an MMA fighter if Clinch Striking was aloud(Punching of course). Artem seems to think that Paulie will be weak in the clinch because it isn't really used in boxing. Time Stamped. Conor claimed the same thing before he fought Floyd Of course we all saw Floyd destroy Conor in the clinch, Conor never outmuscles him...Floyd destroyed him in it..Granted Conor couldn't use his hands like in MMA but this is prove that boxers aren't that bad in the clinch like MMA fighters think. After the fight, Conor said Floyd was strong in the clinch on his instagram So it's Artem wrong for thinking Paulie will automatically suck in the clinch?