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Old 11-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #31
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I loved Benitez's staredowns. He was arrogant and theatrical at the same time. He was a master at the staredown.
I think it backfired on him when he tried to psych out Tommy Hearns. Tommy's ice cold killer look broke him

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:53 PM   #32
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There are different types of staredown.

Most of the ones mentioned so far, are of the Sonny Liston school which says "I am angry and I am going to f**k you up".

The Joe Louis school is more along the lines of "I am not angry with you but I am going to crush you as casualy as I would step on an insect".

The Max Baewr school says "you are in the ring with one crazy dude and you don't know what he is going to do next".

The Jack Johnson school says "I don't think much of you as a fighter, and I am just being polite to you before I subject you to the most hideous beating".
you forgot the De la Hoya school, which promotes a staredow with the ceiling
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #33
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you forgot the De la Hoya school, which promotes a staredow with the ceiling
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #34
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everyone says Tyson-McNeeley. If I didn't know any better I'd say McNeeley was the one that looked intimidating. Practically ****in laughing in Mike Tyson's face.
Masked fear in my opinion.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:33 AM   #35
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Packey McFarland used to stare hard. His manager started a rumor that Packey learned how to hypnotize people into losing. It worked like a charm on some fighters, like Battling Terry, against whom it was so effective that Terry, after realizing he'd been psyched, began to employ the same trick.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:09 PM   #36
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Issue with Tyson was the was always lots of dog inside of him. Watch Foremans staredown of Ali in 1974. Foreman was one fighter who truly wanted to kill his opponent. True killer instinct and he backed it up with a presence in the ring second to none.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #37
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Dempsey would usually stare down to the canvas before a match rather than offer a true staredown.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #38
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Wach is near the top of game right now.
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Roy Jones with Richard Hall. I got the impression that the subliminal message was :

'Everyone in this building, and everybody watching, including yourself; knows that you can't touch me.'
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Hagler/Hearns was intense. But one I always remember was Benitez. Leonard. At some point into it, Benitez ( who was a shade taller than SRL) Tipped his head up to look down contempously at his young rival SRL froze, and was caught staring up, almost in a bit of awe of Benitez. AS Leonard came back to his corner, Dundee was yelling at him to `don`t let the bleep stare you down ...
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I once fought a higher tier journey with a good reputation for being stiff, fairly skilled, and durable as all get out.

When we got to the staredown, the referee giving instructions, this guy looked THROUGH me, eyes wide, nostrils flaring, and he's growling and snorting like a bull. It sounds like it'd be comical, but I came away thinking, "Damn, he's ready to fight." Put me off a bit. I knocked him out with one punch about 90 seconds later, which was a big letdown.

George Foreman was intimidating, even in old age, because he seemed so relaxed, at peace, and yet focused. You knew you were in for a hard night.
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Prime Foreman never fought relaxed. Your talking post retirement Foreman.
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