Originally Posted by orriray59
You very rarely (if ever) see a genuinely enraged fighter at the top level. Duran was focused and intent on beating SRL, but to pull off such a virtuoso performance against a primed, talented champion like Leonard one must be entirely calm.
Yes, one of the keys to being a really great fighter is to have control over emotion or at least have a very good poker face.
The only instance I can think of that occured at the highest level was Mayweather-Ortiz. Some can argue it was a sucker punch, but techincally by the rules it was clean because Joe Cortez continued the fight.