You guys really need to start watching box lacrosse. The fights actually has punches with a planted foot (aka a real punch) and has the same mechanics as hockey. I got season tickets and it was the best thing I have ever purchased. Love hockey, but Box Lax is more enjoyable.
I hear ya all my students and friends love combat sports - I guess since all my life I competed in boxing or muy Thai and karate do - I just don't find exciting , plus when I became ranger in the 80s fought desert storm and I still teach hand to hand to soldiers part time - I find survival so opposite of prize fighting . I do however respect all ring fighters that are the absolute best conditioned athletes in planet . My cardio is never on tread mill . After weights I train like a boxer. Best cardio is heavy bag , jump rope, sparring all without rest. Any you guys trying to get hard as marble try it