Boxing is a combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring

Boxers usually have solid rock hard punches
They do a lot of strength and speed training.
They fight standing up therefore ground fighting is eliminated

Are only as good as their punches.
Are generally large therefore are slow in response.



I like boxing

I don't practice boxing or martial arts. Never did. But I love watching a good boxing match. It's simply more manly and with a lot more contact and danger in it.

Never liked martial arts with all that fancy techniques. Fighting is about direct contact and I never saw a real fight that used those movie type martial arts techniques.

Posted by Cristian on 08-11-2016

Not sure but like boxing!

I am not to sure who out of the two would win in a fight but what i am sure of is that Boxing is the more popular sport. You would also get paid a lot more as a boxer than you would as a MMA fighter. For example Floyd Mayweather got payed 108 million dollars for his fight against many Pacquiao where as the equivelant level fight in an MMA ring would probably bring 200 or 300 thousand to the winner which is considerably less. Boxing also has a much larger viewing audience and in my opinion is a lot more brutal than MMA and therefor more entertaining.
Posted by neilbhabuta on 08-08-2016

Old School

I'm not sure who would win a fight straight up, probably a really tough thing to know unless you are given two fighters that you know. I just know that boxing has been around for such a long time, and the sweet science has been studied and perfected for so long that the fighters within it are so well versed that they would be hard to beat, even with other rules added in. Martial Arts have been around even longer I understand, but I was thinking more of like the rise of MMA in this situation but may be interpreting it wrong. If I were to choose between a fight between two identical people in terms of physical appearance, I would choose the boxer. Boxers use much thicker gloves, because their punches carry such an impact that it would be hard to compare the two. There is just so much that has gone into boxing the past 100 years or so, that even though we are moving away from it being a major sport, it is very established. I can think of a few boxers who have become mixed martial arts fighters, but not many the other way around, but that may be due to popularity. Even on the women's side, there was Ronda Rousey, who was supposed to be unstoppable, and she ended up losing to a women who was a boxer. She got hit with a good punch and that was it, I think that a boxers punch is so powerful, that if they are able to connect well, it will be extremely difficult for an MMA fighter to react.
Posted by GeneralScruffles on 08-07-2016


This is a very good sports because it deals with strength of the blow, i prefer the game because it is more understood by many including me, this is a very interesting came and watching it too is fun. It look less dangerous to watch and much more interesting to watch.
Posted by prosperevergreen on 08-25-2016


Boxing is really in a different field where only your fist is your weapon to defeat your opponent. It needs lots of stamina and training for you to be a better boxer. You've seen what happen to McGregor. Even he dominates the world of MMA, but when it comes to boxing, he's like a plant that almost can't move anymore. In Martial Arts, there are lots of ways that you can use to defeat your enemy so if your arms are getting tired, you always have other options to use so you can spread the tiredness that you're feeling to all of your body. Boxing does have footwork that needs to easily dodge your opponent so I'm sure that if a boxer will become an MMA fighter, he can do it.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 12-18-2017


I choose boxing. It is one of the sports where my country is known for. My country is known with a boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-08-2018


Martial artist

Martial artist
Martial arts are a codified form of combat used for primarily for self defense or law enforcement. Taught by seasoned masters of the sport

They are extremely fast and agile.
Their fight technique is specialized to particular tradition.
The are flexible and can fight with both punches and kicks.
Have lighter builds

Takes long to master a disciple.
Your skill depends on the knowledge or teaching skill of your master.
Are smaller in build.



MMA all the way!

I would definitely have to go with a martial arts person because they aren't just trained in one discipline. They know plenty of moves from different types of disciplines and that includes boxing lol :D

So if a boxer fought a mixed martial artist, the boxer would probably get dropped pretty quick since the MMA fighter already knows how to box AND knows how to throw a kick as well :D

Posted by Razzy on 08-16-2016

Martial Arts

I would think that martial arts is a lot more versatile because it encompasses various different forms of self defence. I would assume (sorry I don’t know because I have not done martial arts or boxing) that boxing skills are covered within the martial arts training.
Posted by LynneHuysamen on 08-08-2016

Kung fu rocks

So whenever I see the word martial, art comes to mind and then Kung fu/wing Chung and then Chinese movies, where I got most of the little I know about martial arts. I know a lot of people are not into Chinese movies and I'm not either, but there is this movie I am gonna recommend to you. It is called IP MAN. The movie has sequels and the third one was released in the middle of last December. Mike Tyson starred in the the third sequel. The second and third sequel both showed master IP(Chinese man) fighting foreigners who both happened to be boxers and in both fights, the martial artist emerged victorious (though that's not what the third movie is about) so I would say martial artists will kick boxers' ass
Posted by abkr08 on 08-09-2016

Martial artist

With the very little I know about martial arts and boxing, I think martial artist will win boxers. My reasons being that martial artists have lighter builds which helps them to be fast in response unlike boxers.Also martial artists are very flexible and can fight with both punches and kicks, they are extremely fast and agile. A martial artist 's abilities depends on his master.So to become a good martial artist , you need to find a good master and take out time to master the discipline.
Posted by promiseemeh on 08-07-2016

Me too

I Probably see the Martial artist having the edge in this one. For one he is much faster than the average boxer. He can do crazy combos so this one I think would go to the Martial artist, although it would depend on the fighters in question and what not.
Posted by Mambombaya on 08-07-2016
Elin Dotsya


I believe that Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do philosophy is the best one for martial arts. A martial artist trains their body for perfection and always ready for any given situation. Many fitness instructors who got into martial arts ended up quitting because the exercises were far more difficult on their body and mind than they thought it would be. While boxers are good at punching and grappling, a martial artist goes for leg damage and hand-to-hand is used more for takedowns.
Posted by Elin Dotsya on 08-07-2016

Martial arts on the lead

A martial artist is taught to be a boxer, a kicker, a flexible man, a self-conscious man etc. He possess all, he should definately defeat a boxer who is only trained to box. A martial artist knows his way around a human body and can manipulate his actions to the required part of a boxer, he can kick a boxer, he can box a boxer but a boxer can only box a martial artist which gives a martial artist an upper hand. Meanwhile a martial artist is faster and swifter than a boxer
Posted by Selfrevealing on 08-07-2016

Martial artist!!!!

A boxer is only good at punching and the boxing techniques are same all over. But when you come to martial arts, you have a wide range of styles which are totally different from each other. Boxers may be stronger and their punching speed and resistance may be higher, but a martial artist knows tackles,locks,counter striking methods and most importantly, pressure points. There are pressure points which can numb you,make you loose conscious or may be deadly, so with one strike to a pressure point, all your strength would be of no use. And martial artists know how to handle weapons.... so I think martial artists are better than boxers.
Posted by achi007 on 04-02-2017

Martial Arts

Boxing is just a fight, martial arts is an art form (the name says it). You need two people for a boxing match, however, martial arts can be performed with pout any opponent. There are various forms of martial arts and my favorite is Karate. When I was in school, I tried to learn Karate, however, I could never go beyond white belt.
Posted by vinaya on 02-09-2018
Jonathan Solomon

Martial Arts for me!

I took martial arts (Kung Fu) from age 4 to 8. I trained 3 days a week, every week. Within that time, I was successfully able to acquire my 2nd degree black belt. Becoming the youngest black belt in the state of Georgia. I love martial arts, primarily because of the different forms you can learn. Secondly, you gain quite a weapon arsenal as you progress through belts. Martial arts taught me a lot of discipline, patience, and dedication at a young age. Along with all of these perks, I gained life long self defense techniques that can't be forgotten.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 05-14-2017

Didn't See That Kick Coming!

A martial artist would win out against a boxer. A boxer only uses his hands. Bruce Lee showed that the hands and feet are used in martial arts; and can be deadly. While a boxer is getting ready to throw a punch, a martial artist already sprang up in the air and kicked him in the head! He's down for the count!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 06-13-2017

More experienced

Boxers are really only familiar with using the upper body for fighting, which can easily be abused by martial artists who practice every form of fighting style, including boxing.
Posted by treecko142 on 07-02-2018


Both games are very awesome and very dangerous to perform, because it is just like a real fight between two people in which one has to win either by knockout or points at the detriment of the opponent and which could result to a very serious danger to the victim so it is highly advised not to try this at all only on professional cases it could be allowed and children should be warn of the outcome of such activity so they will not try it.
Posted by prosperevergreen on 08-25-2016
I think that a martial artist would win a fight because in reality the martial artist has learned more moves because they are allowed to use their feet and knees. Boxers are just punches. So, I think that the martial artist would win because if this reason.
Posted by Sino989 on 05-17-2017
Both sports are fun to watch, it's hard to just pick one over the other, but I enjoy watching boxing a bit better, but Martial arts have elements of boxing in it, and MMA is fun to watch, but boxing was just more of a part of my house growing up as a kid my dad loved boxing, the old Tyson days were fun to watch.
Posted by kamar19 on 05-19-2017
One night, my husband was watching an old bout between a certain Toney who is a heavyweight boxer. It's just not clear to me if he was a former world champion. His opponent is Randy Couture who is a former UFC light heavyweight champion. I did not watch the fight but my husband said that the boxer was no match. Couture made mince neat of Toney, finishing him in the first round. No need to say that mixed martial arts fighters are above the level of boxers. And the rationale? In mixed martial arts, there are so many weapons including the elbow and knee while in boxing it is only the fists that are allowed.
Posted by Corzhens on 05-22-2017
A martial artist will always come out top in any fight with a boxer. The reason why it is so is that a martial artist is more skillful and flexible than a boxer. A boxer can only move about and look for punches to throw at you, but a martial artist has not only power or punch but other several all round skills that he or she can use to defeat a boxer any day e.g Bruce lee versus Mohammed Ali, definately Bruce lee is going to beat and defeat Ali because he has more skills than Ali.
Posted by babyright on 08-15-2017
A martial artist is way more versatile in his style of fighting then a boxer is, therefor I have to say martial artist for the win. A boxer is confined within the rules of boxing where as a martial artist has a wide range of techniques he can both defend and counter with.
Posted by Inqogn1to on 09-12-2017
There is no way a boxer would ever best a martial artist in any fight. It's called martial art for one reason and it's that anything goes in its usage. In as much as it's called martial art, someone trained well in it can be an excellent boxer as well, the only difference is that he doesn't need a boxer gloves, his bare fist does the damage for him.

Martial arts involve so many unorthodox way of fighting, there is no limit to techniques and styles one can learn and master in the course of being a great martial artist. There are several techniques like, tigers claw, dragon fire ball technique, ti-chi, shawolen mountain crane style, shadowless kick, budda plam technique, etc.

All these techniques can come in very handy in any fight depending how much you master them during your learning process. I think ti-chi is the the best martial art technique to have ever being taught. Any master with such training is a force to reckon with and a boxer would stand no chance against him in a fight.
Posted by Heatman on 09-14-2017
Boxing is one of the dirtiest sports that I hate considering the lots of injuries and even near death situations that always arise during boxing bout, which makes it a life threatening sports. I know that I'm a fan of Mayweather and, of recent, Anthony Joshua, but having to watch as these guys throw blows on the rings and damages one another eyes, noses, faces and all that makes me want to hate watching boxing. Martial arts is one sport that I enjoy watching considering the fact that it is filled with techniques and one really has to be smart to make it in the sports as well.

So, I would prefer watching, and even planning to learn, martial arts whenever any tournaments come up on it for it is far more exciting to me than watching boxing which is really a dangerous sport to life.
Posted by Barida on 09-14-2017
I don't like fighting games, however, if I have to choose between boxing and martial arts, I will choose martial arts. If there is a fight between a boxer and martial artist, I think the martial artist will be the winner because he know how to use legs and fands at the same time, a boxer only knows how to use hands.
Posted by vinaya on 10-10-2017
I like both games but I prefer martial art better,it a sport that one can learn defence and how to protect one's self from attacks.The sport makes one agile and fast because one has to be fast in defending ones self and targeting the attacker at the right place to defeat.
Posted by lovely on 02-26-2018
When it comes to self defense, a martial artist has the edge over a boxer because boxers only use their closed fists to fight while martial artists can use different parts of their bodys as weapons. Also Martial Artists can box using a closed fist like that of a boxer and they can strike using the edges of their hands as well as the tips of their fingers. They can use their feet to kick and their elbows, knees and even their heads to strike.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-07-2018
I am not a fan of martial arts nor boxing but I get to know some rules and fighters because sports of that kind are popular in our home. In fact, UFC is the favorite here that they never miss watching UFC fights. Compared to boxing which is called “sweet science” mixed martial arts is more violent and injurious. A boxing match can end without much injury but that rarely happens in mixed martial arts fights.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-24-2018
i choose boxing. Its because we have many boxing champions in our country. Manny Pacquiao is one of those champions our country is known for.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 11-08-2018