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Old 10-31-2011, 03:22 AM   #66
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Default Re: Has a world level fighter ever gone into a fight thinking they'd lose?

Originally Posted by PityTheFool View Post
When Hatton made the throat gesture at the weigh in against Floyd something told me there was real doubt in his mind.Bonecrusher Smith more or less said on TV the other night that going into the Tyson fight he knew his work was cut out for him and it wasn't till late in the fight he realised that there was a way to get at Mike.Leonard knew he was in trouble in training for the Camacho debacle.Razor Ruddock looked spooked going in with Lewis IMO as well.Has anyone before Hate went into a title fight with a plan to highlight his excuse in the event of a defeat?
Razor Ruddock did look a little uneasy or nervous going in against Lennox Lewis. And I can't understand why. Ruddock was heavily favored to beat Lewis, and Ruddock was much more battle tested than was Lewis. There must have been something about Lewis' calm, calculating demeanor that spooked Razor.
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