Can boxing skills be helpful in a street fight?

I've tried a few Asian martial arts as well a traditional boxing. I don't like the Asian methods. They just don't feel right. But I like boxing and I do some training and conditioning. Are boxing skills helpful in a street fight considering the fact someone might lunge at you, tackle you, grab you,... show more I've tried a few Asian martial arts as well a traditional boxing. I don't like the Asian methods. They just don't feel right. But I like boxing and I do some training and conditioning. Are boxing skills helpful in a street fight considering the fact someone might lunge at you, tackle you, grab you, etc.? Or Is it better to just learn some 'street fighting or defense techniques? Not that I want to go around fighting people. I just want to be prepared if I have to.
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