The Sweet Science is alive and well. It's just moving to a new ring.
Junior dos Santos is a walking testament to this. Considered for some time to be the best boxer in the UFC's heavyweight division, dos Santos made a case at UFC on Fox 1 that he's one of the best boxers in the entire sport when he TKO'd champion Cain Velasquez in 64 seconds to capture the heavyweight belt.
As we all know, boxing is more than just striking. It's a discipline unto itself, and rewards hand and foot speed, technique and strategy as well as power. No one is going to confuse MMA's best boxers with Floyd Mayweather anytime soon, but they still have formidable skills in their own right, especially in the context of a more wide-ranging combat sport like MMA.
These are the 10 active MMA fighters with the best boxing skills. I'm thinking about straight boxing here, rather than kickboxing or Muay Thai, though I've included some of those guys if they have strong "traditional" boxing bona fides.
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