equal to the length of a 15-round world title boxing match and test the true greatness of MMA champs to see how well they adjust in longer, later rounds?
Even though boxing is now 12 rounds, it used to be 15 rounds back in the days. MMA also used to be very long back in the PRIDE FC days (which I miss very badly along with 15 rounds boxing title fights). One round of an MMA match is 5 minutes long so if you do the math and multiply by 5, it's 25 minutes total in an MMA title match. Boxing's 12 rounds on the other hand, a boxing round is 3 minutes long. Multiply 3 by 12 and it's 36 minutes long. Multiply 3 by 15 and it's 45 minutes total (for 15 rounds).
The 15 rounds era was the day when the later rounds past round 12 tested how really great and championship material boxers like Sugar Ray Leonard, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali and many others were, during the 1930s-1980s, until sadly a boxer (Duk Koo Kim) died in a boxing match in round 14, thus causing the boxing commissions to force sanctioning bodies to reduces the rounds to 12.
Anyways, what are your thoughts?
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