Muhammad Ali fought professional wrestler Antonio Inoki more than 30 years ago in what turned out be a comic attempt to prove who would win when a boxer fought a wrestler.
The question still remains on the minds of fight fans, who these days frequently debate the boxer vs. mixed martial artist proposition.
K.J. Noons has a unique perspective on the issue, though, since he's not only an active competitor in both sports but has made it a goal to win a world title in each.
Noons, a lightweight MMA fighter who takes on Edson Berto in the main event of a Showtime-televised card Friday night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., is 4-2 in MMA and 7-1 with five knockouts in boxing.
He's got a long way to go to reach his dreams, but he's not the type to give up easily. "Why not set your goals high?" Noons asked. "You never reach greatness if you don't chase it. I understand what I'm facing.
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