Originally Posted by Stonehands89
Galento and Braddock were comparatively non-threats.
Intimidating guys like Dempsey, Duran, Liston, and Tyson were intimidating -but that was really a byproduct of a reality. The reality was their proven capabilities to inflict serious physical harm on strong men.
In time, their intimidating presence gave them an edge with purses and with pansies, but the moment they relied on it to get by, they crashed down to earth.
1959 Liston was as close to a complete HW that I ever saw. He was physically far more imposing than Louis and his skills were surprising good. He also was dead serious in getting that title.
Sonny couldnt cut off the ring to save his life ,so he wasnt a complete heavyweight by any means.