Originally Posted by Smudger
Oh so if David Haye got in your face and started shouting that he was gonna knock you out you wouldn't be intimidated?
I don't know, scarier and worse things have happened. It depends how I react at the time. I'm a grown adult, I don't go around thinking big athletes are scary, but in a hypothetical situation anyone might be.
He's not an intimidating presence though. His mere presence is NOT intimidating.
I'm as big as him and if I got up in someone's face saying I'd knock them out I'm sure I could "intimidate" many, but I'm not a bully. And some little guys would laugh it off. They'd laugh at Haye too. So what's your point ?
But you are intimidated by spotty little virgins with their hoods up standing outside tesco?
No, I never mentioned them.
Not sure where you pulled that from.
I was saying, for an example, in a normal 2-minute walk from my home I am more likely to find someone intimidating.
Not kids with hoods.
I'd be intimidated if Paulie Malignaggi got in my face... **** find the smallest, lightest punching well known boxer and get him in a situation with you where he's being aggressive and will likely end up fighting you then of course you will be intimidated.
For starters, WHY am I in that situation ? Why is Paulie Malignaggi in my face ? Is he known for that sort of thing ?
Also, I'm twice the size as Paulie, and maybe I've got a broken bottle in my hand. Who says he won't be more scared than I am ?
Maybe an 8-stone schizo alcoholic crack-head tramp turns up with a syringe full of AIDS blood and we both run like chickens.
Who knows ?
What's the point in your scenarios ?
Some people are "initimdating presences" and some aren't. Haye isn't. He looks like the guys I see everyday in the gym - one of the prettier ones.
And, yes, of course anyone
can be potentially intimidating by their behaviour.