With boxing the most important thing to remember is maintaining a proper stance. Once the boxers stance is down, everything else sort of falls into place. When facing an opponent who may be more comfortable on the ground or are privy to striking with their legs, the only thing a boxer can do is keep an eye on them and be prepared. If they find themselves in an awkward position, they need to know how to get out of that position and back where they are comfortable as quickly as possible.
Some people may not know any other fighting styles or take down techniques. Depending on what sort of fights you will be finding yourself in, it isn’t a bad idea to learn some basic moves of other styles. As far as striking the opponent, landing and throwing punches is second nature to boxers. It should be your goal, as a boxer to make every hit count and also be as equally as defensive. Make a plan of action in your head and execute! Staying focused and relaxed is very important – once someone starts getting flustered, it is easy to see where they slip up in some areas.
MMA fighters, just like boxers, train all of the time. They seem to eat, sleep and breathe fighting. Think about it, as good as you are, there is someone out there that is your equal and many out there that are far better. In any sort of fighting style, maintaining an open mind and continuously learning should be something that occurs. One cannot think that they are going to conquer every match that they are in. confidence is a wonderful quality to have but it should never get in the way of your learning or allowing you to reach your full potential as a fighter. This goes for every fighting style!