On Saturday night, boxing takes on mixed-martial arts -- sort of.
Former three-division boxing champion James Toney faces five-time UFC champion Randy Couture in an attractive fight between legends of their respective sports.
Since the birth of the UFC in 1993, fans of boxing and MMA have argued about which sport is better. The bottom line: The sports are more different than similar.
Both involve fighting, but one is strictly punching, and the other offers punching, kicks, chokes, slams and holds. Yet fans have always wondered how a great boxer would fare against a great mixed-martial arts fighter. We probably won't get a true answer Saturday night.