Originally Posted by Duodenum
The Manassa Mauler is a classic example in this respect. Jack Dempsey's gravestone epitaph reads, "A GENTLE MAN AND A GENTLEMAN." (That's probably because he got rid of all his viciousness in competition.)
The most dangerous fighter possible is not an out and out thug. He is doctor Jeckel outside the ring and Mr Hyde inside it. The ring is not part of the real world to him.
This type of fighter will reduce an oponent to a physical wreck as casualy as they will squash a fly.