i would say a experienced boxer who trains a few times a week learning the basics and defence can defend against a idiot who doesnt no how to throw a punch properly. A trained boxer only has to land a shot which isnt exactly hard against a street fighter and if you have the power that should be enough.
Youngsters, fans, and boxers who don't have all that much experience tend to think its all about power and speed.
Power and speed is good, but boxing like many other sports is not all about brute strength, or speed, but skill.
It's strategy, focus, its skill.
Now as for the kind of fighting you guys are talking about now!
Have you ever seen a bar fight?
How long do they last?
Usually, one minute ... usually not longer than that.
Based on my experience, if a guy has any kind of boxing experience at all, he's usually is going to win the fight no matter if he's in shape or not.
I've seen it happened many times. I'm not saying it can't go the other way. I'm sure it may sometimes. But I've never seen it go any other way than that.
It's hard to beat a tough ... two fisted street fighter.
Being tough in body and mind and being in shape ... can make you a tough guy. But what you know is as equally important.
Knowing how to fight and win also makes you tough. What you know makes you tough too.
As for street fights! That's something, that I have no interest in. It's wise to always try to walk away from those kind of things, if you can. I always have if I could. But its good to be able to defend yourself and to know how to fight and win ... if you can't walk away, and you have to defend yourself.
As for the kind of fighting you guys are talking about now! Let me give you an example just to help get my point across.
Back in the early 1960's, Jack Dempsey,
at the time was 76 years old,
and he was taking a cab home late one night in New York. And as the cabbie stopped at a red traffic light, two young toughs in a robbery attempt had approached the cab from both sides and flung the doors open. The cabbie was frozen with fear. So Dempsey, saw he needed to control the situation. Dempsey, hopped out of the cab and swiftly belted one with a right, and the other with a left hook and the birds sang loudly, he flattened both of those young punks.
I'm sure they thought here's an old man who looks like he may have money, and would be willing to turn over his money than to risk a fight. He doesn't look like he could do much. But looks are deceiving as for how tough a person is.