Legends like Muhammad Ali, James Toney, and Kimbo Slice were been involve in memorable boxing vs MMA – with different approach of triumph Floyd Mayweather against Conor McGregor’s imminent fight is highly anticipated, the reason is not because it’s going to be a fair fight – the American can tell the odds as low as 1/7 – but because fight fans are curious as how well the skills of an MMA Fighter translate in the boxing ring.
In the UFC, we have known Conor McGregor as the greatest strikers in the UFC, with the few of his enemies survived his destructive pull-back left-hand counter. However, how fast could he cope up with the skill set of boxing and its many nuances, with a set of skills that he has learned for almost 30 years?
McGregor is quite immeasurable from the first fighter who had the chances to fight the other person of another sport. From Muhammad Ali to Kimbo Slice, Ray Mercer to James Toney – two sports of boxing and MMA have often found entangle in surprising new ways.
Here, we will revisit some of the most memorable boxing vs MMA fights
Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki
It’s common to forget even The Greatest became part of a unique incompatibility of boxing vs MMA. In 1976, Ali’s legendary career was beginning to approach the end, he agreed to face to fight the biggest pro wrestling star in Japan. We may ask, why? “Six Million Dollars, that’s why ” was his now storied reply.
Royce Gracie vs Art Jimmerson
Art Jimmerson, a national Golden Gloves middleweight champion as an amateur and riding a 15-fight win streak in his normal sport. He’s no joke. Sadly, his bout with a Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Royce Gracie, and when it arrived at the mat, Jimmerson give in and defeated.
And the fights that never happened…
Perhaps the greatest boxing vs MMA clash that never happened was Anderson Silva against Roy Jones Jr. The pair were negotiating on 2008 but unfortunately, it broke down.