Now we have Otto with the wise comment
I think the mistake most people make when thinking about “the Karate Man vs. The Boxer” is the venue in which they imagine the contest.
Who really cares to take on a boxer to prove some 'superiority' in some sporting/dojo context?
We should be thinking in terms of street defense.
I. e., where will we be when a fight breaks out…on the road… in a bar at a house party/…while shopping at a mall… at a gas station…in a public men's room…you pick it.
Someone is about to attack you for whatever reason, either suddenly or after exchanging words and he happens to have some boxing skills, has boxed, or is a boxer and a power puncher.
But you don't know any of this…he may or may not get into a boxing stance…or he may just suddenly fire off a quick combination of punches, the kind a boxer practices and you don't…but hope you can catch in the 'wauke net' in our discussions here.
Your fight will likely be in close quarters where most likely the boxer will have an advantage because of the speed of his 'combo' punches _your being stuck in a reactive mode, and your ability to kick being neutralized by the close quarters.
… How much room do you have to fight?
Who gets the first shot in?
Well…with our block and counter training mentality and conditioning…the boxer probably will…and if so… you will be dazed _stopped… or knocked out.
The reality is that for the most part…If you want to win …you must throw a sucker punch (or the equivalent sucker technique.)
Catch your enemy when they aren’t paying attention and make it count.
Incapacitate them by knocking them unconscious or by doing something that really hurts–then incapacitate them with follow up stuff.