Can Kevin James fight?

Answered by Frank Schwing

As a fan of Kevin James and his work on King of Queens, I was excited to see him take on the role of an MMA fighter in the movie Here Comes the Boom. But the question remains, can Kevin James really fight?

Firstly, it’s important to understand that the fight scenes in movies are choreographed and rehearsed for safety purposes. So, while Kevin James may appear to be a skilled fighter on screen, it doesn’t necessarily mean he has real-life fighting abilities.

In preparation for his role, Kevin James did undergo training in Mixed Martial Arts. He worked with professional trainers and fighters to learn the techniques and moves required for his character. This kind of training is common for actors who need to portray a specific skill or sport accurately on screen.

However, it’s important to note that training for a role and actually competing in professional MMA are two entirely different things. Professional MMA fighters dedicate their lives to the sport, training for hours every day, and competing in intense and physically demanding matches. It takes years of training and experience to become a proficient MMA fighter.

While Kevin James may have gained some basic skills and knowledge of MMA through his training for the movie, it would be unfair to compare his abilities to that of professional fighters. It’s more accurate to say that he learned enough to convincingly portray a fighter on screen.

That being said, Kevin James has always been known for his physical comedy and his ability to perform stunts and fight scenes. He has a background in wrestling and has showcased his athleticism in various roles throughout his career. So, while he may not be a trained MMA fighter, he does have a certain level of physicality and coordination that lends itself well to action-oriented roles.

Kevin James trained in MMA for his role in Here Comes the Boom, but it doesn’t mean he can fight like a professional. The fight scenes in the movie are carefully choreographed for entertainment purposes, and while James may have picked up some skills during his training, it’s important to remember that he is an actor, not a professional fighter.