Ever since the UFC hit the mainstream, fans and sports analysts have debated which is better; MMA or boxing. Both are entertaining and in my opinion can coexist perfectly fine. With that said it is still fun to debate who would win in these prospective mega fights.
If I could watch any two fighters from both sports fight, it would be Vitali Klitchko and Brock Lesnar. They are two of the biggest fighters in their respective sports in name, as well as size. The reason I chose Vitali Klitchko is because he was at one point a professional kick boxer; and he was very, very good.
While in the amateurs Klitchko amassed and incredible 175-15 record. He knocked out 80 of those opponents. In the pros he was even better, compiling a 34-1 record with 22 knockouts. At one point in his career Klitchko even held a world championship for his weight class.
The Klitchko brothers have annihilated the entire heavyweight division in boxing, so maybe their biggest fight would be in MMA.
I realize that Brock Lesnar just lost his title to Cain Velasquez, but I chose him because he is still a relative newcomer to the sport. With only 6 fights under his belt he wouldn't hold a big experience advantage over Klitchko. Both fighters have been in large world title fights and know how to cope with the pressure.
Most hardcore MMA fans would tell me that Brock would just take Vitali to the ground and finish him off quickly. That is a likely scenario. If Vitali could stop even one take down though, it could be a very short night for Brock.
Cain Velasquez knocked Brock silly with one of the worst left hook knockout punches that I have ever seen in my life. If Klitchko even grazed him, it would be lights out. Klitchko also would have a tremendous reach and height advantage over Brock so it would be very hard for Brock to even get inside on him. His pro kickboxing experience would allow him to do work on Lesnar’s legs, which could also impede his take down effectiveness.
If Brock is to win the fight he has one option: out wrestle the bigger man. Brock Lesnar has one of the most explosive double leg take downs that we have ever seen from a man his size. He should be able to shoot and take Klitchko down almost immediately. If he secured the take down the fight would likely end on the ground.
This fight would be a win-win for both fighters. There’s the gigantic pay check that both fighters would stand to receive for the fight. If either fighter loses then they would have a good excuse. If Vitali loses then it was because he was fighting one of the best fighters in their own sport. If Brock loses then it would be because he got hit by one of the best punchers in the world wearing only 5oz gloves.
There is no doubt that this would be one of the biggest and most important fights in fight history. It would be a chance for MMA and boxing fans alike to witness another segment of the never-ending debate. This fight could very well break PPV records and even attendance records, should it be held in a big enough venue.
I would love to hear your opinion on what would be the biggest fight of our era. Hit up the comments section and let me know what you think. Let the debate begin!