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Old 01-26-2013, 11:35 PM   #31
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amir khans not deluded he was a genuine legit world champ
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:45 AM   #32
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Has anybody seriously not thought of Audley Harrison?? Not just the most deluded man in boxing but most deluded man in general.
Surprised me too.

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Holyfield, Toney, McCall, any of the other 40+ year old heavyweights that linger on calling out fighters at a level of which they have long since fallen short of.
Add Jones Jr to that list. Not entirely sure what he's hoping to achieve anymore.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:15 AM   #33
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:28 AM   #34
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People saying Khan are idiots,he was a world champ,has beaten world class fighters and is a hard night's work for most fighters, names that come to mind are Paul Smith,James Toney and Evander Holyfield..
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #35
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Audley Harrison is the worst I think

Toney in the last few years although I don't know if he just says things to try and get fights because he needs money, I'm not sure if he actually genuinely believes he can beat a Klitschko but he wants the payday.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:20 AM   #36
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I don't blame fighters for being extremely confident, even deluded.

Even if i was good enough to have a record of, say, 14-27-3 i'd more than likely think i was the dogs bollocks. It's that level of confidence and blind self belief that helps these guys reach the level that they do.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #37
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Furey by a country mile.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:25 AM   #38
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Khan without a doubt. He has an incredibly slack grip on reality.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:26 AM   #39
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:28 AM   #40
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Amir khan: if everybody was like Amir khan the world would be a better place
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:30 AM   #41
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Most deluded..?

The boxers who don't train with the work ethic and discipline, of their days in the amateur ranks.

And they still think they are going to fulfil their abilities and ambitions.

I have always stated this: When you involve yourself in amateur boxing, most boxers are more disciplined and have a better work ethic during this part of there career. I can remember being intimidated and slightly afraid of missing training sessions, and i was not even fighting at the time.

As a amateur boxer its all year round, consistent training.

Boxing is probably the only sport that gets more retarded, when you turn professional. Its probably the only sport that is actually more unprofessional at professional level, than amateur level.

Audley Harrison is a boxer who has always dedicated to training to a certain degree, but was he honestly training like he did back in the amateurs..? It hit home to him how unprofessional boxing is, when he was standing next to Dwain Chambers during the 2012 Olympics. And by his own admittance..? He did not feel like a dedicated athlete. And Audley Harrison is one of the more dedicated fighters, when you compare him to retarded ****witts like Derek Chisora or even Danny Williams.

About 90% of boxers in this country in my opinion, lead unprofessional lifestyles. And have the inability to live and train like athletes all year round.

Its as if it is in their genetic make up to be retards.

Their ether not training or overstraining.
Very good post and something I've said many times.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #42
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I don't think a lot of the people in this thread actually know what delusion means, because some of the names mentioned are just stupid.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:44 AM   #43
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Never known a boxer as deluded as ashley theophane! Seriously reading his tweets, he geniunely believes he is a world elite fighter
In his interviews he always turns the conversation away from the subject of other fighters and answers with a 'I ran Garcia close' or 'I have sparred with world class boxers', it doesn't seem to matter what the actual question was
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:45 AM   #44
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Has to be Audrey Harrison surely.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #45
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I don't blame fighters for being extremely confident, even deluded.

Even if i was good enough to have a record of, say, 14-27-3 i'd more than likely think i was the dogs bollocks. It's that level of confidence and blind self belief that helps these guys reach the level that they do.
Good post. Anyone who has ambitions of greatness in life can relate to these guys somewhat. When you are trying to achieve something difficult, it's only natural for people to doubt you or tell you that you are wasting your time. They are only being realistic. The odds are against you, and only a very small percentage can reach the top. So these people that are saying you are better off doing something else are only being realistic. They are looking at the statistics and saying "only 0.001% of people can do it" or whatever the figure may be. What they can't measure is human desire. It does take a certain amount of delusion to make it to the top, so I can understand why these guys believe in their goals, because no one else is going to do it for them. If they were also realistic, they wouldn't get anywhere. Some of the goals they have are very unrealistic (for example, Khan ever challenging Mayweather or becoming p4p number 1) but like I said, you can't measure desire, and sometimes although these guys fail to reach their goal, they still come far.

Audley Harrison is a perfect example. Look at the ridicule he gets. "The biggest joke in British boxing". "The biggest clown in the heavyweight division. A joker". Is he deluded? Yeah he is, but look where it's gotten him. Multi-millionaire living the good life with his family, Olympic gold medalist and European Champ. Being called a clown by people who work in a shitty job, are generally miserable and will never even have ambitions of achieving greatness, never mind actually doing it. Clown people who are clowns in every area of their life (financially, socially, physically, intellectually, mentally) are trying to clown successful people (not that I have a problem with making fun of fighters, because I do it myself. We all have fighters we love and fighters we dislike, but I have never considered people like Audley jokers or a clowns of life). You can dislike these fighters, but you have to understand that they are winners.



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Audley Harrison is the worst I think

Toney in the last few years although I don't know if he just says things to try and get fights because he needs money, I'm not sure if he actually genuinely believes he can beat a Klitschko but he wants the payday.
Yeah Toney did come to mind, but like you I'm not sure if people like Toney and Holyfield believe what they say or if they are just looking for paydays. Steve Collins? For thinking RJJ was scared of him? That's pretty deluded.
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