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Boxing versus football - Who Will Win - Who is Stronger?

Updated on March 13, 2011

Lots of teenagers like to argue about who would win in a fight - this fighter or that fighter?

When I was a teenager, I remember an argument with my friend over who's tougher - a boxer or football player. Now I liked boxing, and he liked football, so naturally we went back and forth supporting our own sides of the matter without knowing a thing about what we were talking about.

So who's actually tougher? It depends. A team of professional boxers on a football field will lose against even college football athletes. Their training is simply too different. A large heavy-weight NFLer will lose against a light weight boxer in the ring. A boxer might make use of push ups in his training, especially fast ones that send him flying upwards off the floor. A footballer is going to benefit more from incline bench presses, since thats the approximate angle he'll be slamming into his opponent on the field, so thats where he'll need his ROM strength. Both train for different things, so each one is stronger at something different.

However, both still train correctly!! There are LOTS of different ways to train!! But there are underlying principles that guide all training, and following these is what determines how successful your brand of training will be.

Someone likes to go around saying I do not listen to anyone else's training methods, and that I believe mine are the only right way. Nothing is more untrue. Its obvious that a marathon runner will not train the same as a gymnast, or a gymnast the same way as a golfer. Each has their own style of training based on their needs. What I disagree with is the dark ages mentality that science cant understand how muscles grow and develop, equating weight training to some type of sorcery that only a select few understand, who work with the dark arts and possess arcane knowledge.

Boxing versus football, who wins?


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      tazzmania89 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      If they are fighting then obviously a boxer would win. A footballer trains to kick a ball and manipulate the balls movement. Boxers train their punches. A footballer would then have to train specific kicking tenchiques in muay thai, kick boxing, taekwondo, etc. They would obviously have an advantage due to their strength of their leg muscles but that would not make up for their lack of technique they lose to boxers.

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for sharing your experience with both the games buddy.

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      thefreakingtanj 4 years ago

      Im done football 7 years and boxing fot 3 year and i would say boxing has harder workout and boxers are strongwe

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      pro box extreem 5 years ago

      boxing because boxers have allot of upper body strenth have you seen a footballers build thier so skinny u could snap them in half iv been boxing since i was seven years old and its good to protect yourself

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      Dee 6 years ago

      Lol obv a boxer mentally and physically I've seen really fit football players that couldn't even last one round in the ring

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      boxer 6 years ago

      A boxer would win I've been boxing since I was 6 and im 16 now and some football guy who thought he was all that came up to me and started to talk shit so i

      knock him out with a left hook to the jaw and he didn't do anything after that he just walked a way

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's really excellent on your part logan. Best of luck for your boxing training and getting your black belt in jujitsu. You will achieve your goals as you have that talent and stamina. Good luck boy.

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      logan 7 years ago

      Well, i am 12.Ive been boxing/traing bjj since i was 9 yrs old. About a month ago, this big mouth football player who boxes in tenth grade challenges me to a fight.So I said ok. After he bust my nose and knocks me down with about eight punches, i knock him out with one good hook to the jaw. So i would say boxing wins even though he did both. I plan on becoming a black belt in jujitsu and to keep training boxing so one day i might fight in ufc