Re: Livingstone Bramble question for hardcore fans
He seemed to have the ability to adapt to any style when he soundly beat the prototypical brawler in Mancini twice and also the best pure boxer in the division in Crawley. I think in the process of winning those fights he began to believe his own press, that his "coconut" head could withstand any punches and his toughness, strength and resolve could overcome any style.
Then of course, Rosario shows up and ruins everything for him, in the most emphatic style imaginable. The realization that the very foundation of his impending greatness had been neatly disassembled inside two rounds had to have been a bit of a shock. That, and he was matched tough right after that hard loss, which didn't help.