Not Saying karate can't be used (it can look at Machida) but the evidence is in support of boxing.

Whose style of boxing? Are you talking the pitter patter point scoring style of boxing ? Or the style Tyson used?
And whose style of karate punching? Use MMA gloves and is there a great difference?

But I would concede that wrestling/ grappling should have been trained along side karate. But that isnt the karate ka's fault. More the education types.

Karate and wrestling. An excellent combination. If only we had good wrestlers in this country.

Kata by the way has its merits.