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Old 01-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default How much does emotion affect a fighter?

Many say Buster Douglas was able to knock Tyson out because he was fueled by emotion due to the passing of his mother
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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emotion is HUGE.... IMO its true in ANY sport..... can be both good and bad. Depends on how the emotion affects the athlete
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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Many say Buster Douglas was able to knock Tyson out because he was fueled by emotion due to the passing of his mother
I doubt that was the reason, Tyson was ****ing up bad n not doing his job outside the ring, as for the main question, I believe the mental part is 50%25% skill and 25% training if I have to choose by percentage.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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It can make or break your resolve and focus.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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It depends on the fighter, doesn't it? You can' throw a statement across the board on everybody for something that general. For instance, Sahaprom was notoriously emotional and wore everything on his sleeve, and most of his title reign hinged upon the fragility of his focus and positivity of his emotional well-being. If he was all smiles in there, clowning around, you knew he was going to come out on top! But as soon as he started pouting his lips he was in for a beating. That's why they called him "The Thai Baer".
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Depends on the fighter,some get emotional and get sparked out,or just start crying in the ring
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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It can be used to fuel the fire, brainwash a man into thinking he's on a mission, sometimes by God (Guerrero) so sometimes athletes take it to the highest level their bodies can take and they won't take no for an answer despite all odds.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:09 AM   #8
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If a fighter harness the emotion and use it to fuel his desire to win, yeah that's what Douglas did.

If a fighter is driven by his emotion, expecially anger, he will lose his focus instead.

Once, there was a superbantam champ named Jaime Garza, who was 40-0, 38 ko's. His challenger was Juan "Kid" Meza who actually went to the champion, who was enjoying a meal at that time, and told him it will be his last.

Come fight time, the enraged Garza tore through Meza and scored a knockdown. However, his wildness and over-eagerness would prove to be his undoing. Meza countered him and scored a comeback KO in the very first round.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:13 AM   #9
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Sometimes it helps, sometimes it's too much to handle.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #10
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Teddy Atlas says that boxing is 75% mental. I'm not entirely sure how he calculated that.
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