Originally Posted by chewy 22
hapning. first post, long time long lurker.
Riddick Bowe was one of my favourite boxers growing up. he was an awesome combination puncher. He had absolutley no mental toughness, nor discipline. Funny how the boxers how claim there from the toughest places ala Bowe, Tyson, Briggs, Judah etc have no mental strength whatsoever.
Maybe its a Brooklyn thing, they seem mentally weaker.
I think a better way of rephrasing is they got soft over time. Hard to say Bowe, Tyson and Judah didnt have mental toughness when they were hungry fighters. Bowe showed a lot of gut in his three wars with Holyfield, coming off the canvas in the third fight, and also against Golota when he was punching him in the balls. Briggs was never really a fighter in my opinion.