Former Olympic boxer not impressed with JDS boxing


In an itnterview with Alex Donno from 790 the Ticket in Miami, Howard Davis Jr., 1976 Olympic Gold medalist abnd boxing coach for American Top Team commented on the boxing Junior Dos Santos dispalyed in his victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 131 Saturday night.

"If you compare it to boxing it wasn't that good. It was okay for MMA. If he was a pure boxer, he would've knocked him out a long time ago. He just seemed cautious and scared. He didnt throw enough jabs. He should've put him away."

"If Chuck Liddell (in his prime) was a heavyweight fighting one of these guys, especially Shane carwin, he would've knocked him out. Chuck was a fast starter. He didn't play. He tried to put you away. These guys are just too tentative to me."

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Winston Wolf site profile image  

6/18/11 5:16 AM by Winston Wolf

pulled hair more than he boxed

GracieStriking site profile image  

6/18/11 4:29 AM by GracieStriking

this assessment is correct, however you would have to assume the guy saying it didnt realise the situation jds was in.

GingerWhinger site profile image  

6/17/11 6:24 PM by GingerWhinger

 James Warring kicked some asses back in the old days of NHB...with boxing


6/17/11 6:14 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 I can't wait till James Toney comes to the UFC and shows what a real boxer....... would.......................................... em...................................................... 

Theonlyvivid site profile image  

6/17/11 6:05 PM by Theonlyvivid

I never understood what there is to compare. JDS' hands looked very good, and was peppering his face, and throwing body shots at will. He was keeping his distance for the takedown and possibly overhand, but still remaining in the pocket when need be. These boxing guys really need to understand the differences, and to use Chuck as an example is beyond terrible, since Chuck's boxing technique is atrocious.

GingerWhinger site profile image  

6/16/11 1:50 PM by GingerWhinger

If Sakara would box cautiously like he did against Irvin and the guy who hit him in the nuts 3 times, he'd beat anyone on the feet as long as he doesn't get suckered into sloppy brawls or get clinched up. Just on pure offensive boxing; no one in MMA can hang with him  

Derick site profile image  

6/16/11 12:47 PM by Derick

He's hating that JDS is gonna get a title.

TheGARV site profile image  

6/16/11 9:03 AM by TheGARV

 Kind of weird comments by Davis.  He was not a bomber in his day, he was a very slick and cautious boxer.  He should have liked JDS's stick and move strategy.

japetto site profile image  

6/16/11 8:57 AM by japetto

But those guys knocked him out with MMA punches, not BOXING punches. 

Ninja Tea Party site profile image  

6/16/11 6:46 AM by Ninja Tea Party

If he was a pure boxer he'd have been taken down and finished in the same way that if a lot of top MMA guys went head to head with a strong boxer in a boxing match they’re get knocked the fuck out. They’re two different sports which require different approaches, they’re not directly comparable. Could JDS have done better with tighter technique? Yeah probably, but he could have done better if he had awesome wrestling too, or if he had devastating kickboxing etc. I think the only relevant question is “did JDS use the tools he had effectively?”. I think he did. I think more jabs on someone like Carwin, in a 3 round fight, is risky when Carwin can absorb them to get close for a takedown and then G&P your face for the rest of the round.