How much boxing training would it take before you could hold your own against your average street thug?

by David Jenyns

Question by : How much boxing training would it take before you could hold your own against your average street thug?
I say about six months of hard training. I am 5’8 220 pounds and about 25% body fat and I plan to stick it to this one annoying thug I work with who is 6’4 240 pounds and around 20% body fat. I think I have a good chance since he is a smoker and he is only a street fighter.

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Answer by bigknuxred
lol please dont try to BOX someone that outweighs you thats why there are weight divisions try kickboxing. dont stick around allday trying to fight someone who is 6’4″ I am 6’6″ myself and my sensei told me in a street fight he would kick me right in the knees and that would down him for good. or if your gonna punch him punch him right in his neck. dont try to go toe to toe with that guy use your head

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Imaginary Friends May 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

There are many street fighting thugs who would destroy many people who have boxed for years. training is important, but it certainly does not guarantee a victory.


Kate C May 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

You are an idioit. Dont attack him, you’ll just piss him off. He’s bigger than you. If he attacks you, go for his eyes or his knees. But, dont attack him.


Flawed_logic May 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm

These two would actually be in the same weight class, so the whole idea of of them fighting wouldn’t be that far fetched. I will say though that violence isn’t the answer. If you don’t like him ignore him, that’s it. If you attack someone you can get in serious trouble, and the other guy can in fact hurt you very badly. furthermore, 6 months isn’t that much time. If he hits you you may end up reverting to an untrained style of combat and he will then proceed to kick your ass.


CTC May 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

It takes as much as it takes.


neither conservative nor liberal May 25, 2012 at 8:03 pm

size doesn’t matter so much in fights as much as whether you punch hard. What determines whether one has a “hard punch” is mostly genetics.

there are little guys with snappy punches that cut up faces and bigger guys whose punches do nothing other than push the other guy


Cecil Ryu Taekwondo May 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

You never know what anyone knows until you fight them. Don’t be so sure that you can automatically handle this person in a fight. I’ve seen plenty of very experienced martial artists who smoke, have some weight, and do not look like much of a threat.


CMD May 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Everybody underestimates the kick to the groin


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