Originally Posted by Bummy Davis
I agree, once a fighter is stiff and tense his punch resistance weakens, a perfect example would be Andrew Golota who was a strong solid guy but froze against Lewis,Tyson and others but appeared to take some good shots from Bowe and others ...mental was a large part of Golota's downfall but of course the punches he took were instrumental its just that the tension and anxiety caused him to freeze in some fights.
yes, a good example. In these situations you cant blame a fighter for seizing the moment. nothing brings the best out of a predator than the sight of a wounded animal. A well focused fighter can sence the weakness of his victim instinctively. He can smell it and will strike imediatley. Makes the winner look twice as good and the loser twice as bad.