Successful MT/KB fighters with the worst hands?

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  1. TonyK

    TonyK Brown Belt

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    Who are the Kickboxers/MT fighters (mostly MT fighters probably) that have/had success without showing much boxing technique or showing a sloppy one (offensively or defensively) relying heavily on the other weapons they had?
     
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    Remy Bonjasky Comes to mind out of the heavyweights
     
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    Buakaw, his boxing was terrible and still is not top 20 in his weightclass.
     
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    Wanderlei seemed to win a lot of fights by walking into punches and winging his own. So I guess he was a MT striker who mainly used his hands effectivley but with poor technique. I guess he used alot of knees and stomps too. Not sure if he fits what your looking for...ah fck it i give up on this post.
     
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    Not true. watch Buakaw vs Souwer II
     
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    I think not only out of the heavyweights, but P4P as well. He really sucked at throwing punches, but had great knees and kicks. He had great defence against punches though.

    I don't agree with Buakaw. While it's true that he didn't really use his hands much in the beginning of his K-1 career you can't dispute the fact that he later on out-boxed boxers.
    Then again, if K-1 hadn't changed the rules he wouldn't have had to work on his hands since he would have won every MAX tournament with his knees and kicks..
     
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    I agree with Buakaw, the dude's phenomenal but his boxing is definitely his weak point.
     
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    FRANKIE 保憲 RAINMAKER

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    Remy had the worst boxing, but the best boxing defence
     
  9. bambammccoy

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    Obviously JBJ.

    He has outstanding kicks but his hands compared to his kicks are terrible.

    I see right crosses, a straightened lead hand with fingers out, and an occasional jab from Jon Jones but we can see a million oblique kicks from him in 2.1 seconds but he looks awkward when boxing.
     
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    Bonjasky is my fave heavyweight but his slaps made me laugh. He didn't need to punch though because his kicks and knees were amazing
     
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    Lol at people mentioning mma fighters. They are far from the level of pro kickboxers and shouldnt even be brought up in this thread. Just cause mike goldberg calls them a "muay thai kickboxer" dont mean shit
     
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    Rico Verhoeven needs to develop KO power aswell.
     
  14. TonyK

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    You're right, there's a reason I opened this in the kickboxing part of the forum :)

    Although, there are some exceptions.
     
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    Yodsanan K'FESTA.1

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    Despite being a bit to stiff I think Buakaw got pretty good hands. KO power , fast , stiff jab and a good left hook.


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    Buakaw isn't that bad in punching, his defense against punches is a little bit less though.

    Remy's uses his legs much better than his hands to attack. He still managed to score a KD against the Kingpin/ Schilt in their last fight.
     
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    Filho.
     
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    Remy, but his defense was so solid
     
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    Francisco Filho - no question, absolutely worse hands ever witnessed by a successful K1 fighter. I'd say it was miles worse than Remy. If it wasn't for his natural fighting instinct (best instinct in K1 imho) - he would've been exposed clearly as the fighter with the crappiest hands - lot's of power though & shins of steel.


    Andy Hug would also be another notable mention - although I'd say that he wasn't the worst, but pretty bad.
     
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