Originally Posted by Organik
To be honest, I've trained in both sports and I think boxing is tougher. Training to box is a lifestyle. Of course this may be true of athletes in any sport (that their training regiment consists of their lifestyle routine), however in boxing it is a requirement. You can't really cut corners in boxing. Unless your name so happens to be James Toney, or something.
Also, the whole lifestyle/training thing is especially relevant to all combat sports imo, however boxing is a sport in which it is particularly difficult to cut corners, more so than MMA. In MMA, it is often possible for a fighter to fall back on something (i.e., lay and pray).