Originally Posted by thunder06
i believe heart and courage is every bit as rare as great boxing ability.
I agree with you. It's probably rarer.
Studies have shown that there is a 1% of the population that just don't experience fear like the rest of us. They'd be taken out in the wild but because they're in protected society they get on OK. I don't think that these people would do particularly well as top drawer boxers. I think mastering the fear and overcoming the desire to lay down is part of the process for approaching greatness. But JT1 makes some excellent points about very special fighters in this regard.