So which is better, Boxing or Muay Thai? The thing is, you can’t really compare the two. In Boxing, you have punches only, while im Muay Thai you have punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and the clinch. First off, lets see some two videos that show a fight between a Boxer and a Muay Thai fighter.
As you can see from the videos, the answer isn’t so simple when asking the question: Boxing or Muay Thai? In both videos, the boxer had no chance simply because he was not equipped for that fight. Can you win a gunfight with a knife? As soon as the boxer would try and close the gap to get some hits in, the Muay Thai fighter would just use his long ranged kicks on him.
Now in a street fight, the tables might be turned. Since street fights generally happen up close, the Boxer would have the advantage here with his better hands, while the Muay Thai fighter would need to somehow create a gap to effectively use his kicks.
So to recap, when asking: Boxing or Muay Thai?
In a ring fight: Muay Thai
In the streets: Boxing