Re: Most intimidating faces / stare downs in boxing history?
I once fought a higher tier journey with a good reputation for being stiff, fairly skilled, and durable as all get out.
When we got to the staredown, the referee giving instructions, this guy looked THROUGH me, eyes wide, nostrils flaring, and he's growling and snorting like a bull. It sounds like it'd be comical, but I came away thinking, "Damn, he's ready to fight." Put me off a bit. I knocked him out with one punch about 90 seconds later, which was a big letdown.
George Foreman was intimidating, even in old age, because he seemed so relaxed, at peace, and yet focused. You knew you were in for a hard night.