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Old 08-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #16
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Imagine having to fight a man with a stare like Louis.. so cold so inhuman..
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #17
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I wouldn't have wanted to face Tyson.

Getting KOed or beat is bad enough.

How about not knowing if you would have any ears or a nose left?
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:34 PM   #18
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I think Duran faced his, the 2nd night he fought Leonard. The thought of being humiliated, being made a mug of was too much for him.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #19
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Personally I think the most horrific prospect would be to weigh 135 and be scheduled to fight Battling Nelson for 45 rounds
133 was the weight limit in them days? i personaly like them rules more than a 20 round 3 minute per round fight.
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Imagine having to fight a man with a stare like Louis.. so cold so inhuman..
The irony being Louis had as much a 'human' story as any fighter of the modern era.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #21
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What about that little Australian bastard whose name I can't remember? The one that beat Zarate when he was on his way back? Fenech. Horrible.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #22
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Marciano would be intimidating because if you do well enough to frustrate him he will foul you to pieces as he did to poor Don ****ell. Golota would be even worse, unless you had enough power to get him out early before the fouling starts.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #23
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If you lacked just a bit of courage,

Mike Tyson would be 'Tops on the List'

He could 'smell' fear.
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Fighting Muhammad Ali, and expecting to get a 'fair' decison from the judges.

Ron Lyle said 'before and after' his fight with Ali in Las Vegas in May 1975.

'I knew the deck was stacked against me before I got here'


And Jimmy Young, 'I knew the judges filled out their scorecards in Ali's lockeroom
before the bout, as they were pretty much identical'.
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Fighting Muhammad Ali, and expecting to get a 'fair' decison from the judges.

Ron Lyle said 'before and after' his fight with Ali in Las Vegas in May 1975.

'I knew the deck was stacked against me before I got here'


And Jimmy Young, 'I knew the judges filled out their scorecards in Ali's lockeroom
before the bout, as they were pretty much identical'.
But you do not hold a grudge...
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #26
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If John Lester Johnson beat the crap out of you earlier in your career, before you were remade into a supposed mankiller, I take it that a fellow of color entering the ring might be your most horrific prospect.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #27
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One of life's most horrific prospects is to be in a boxing ring and tired to exhaustion against someone who isn't.

Never faced that in a real fight situation, but have been there in sparring and the most helpless feeling is to be so tired that you'd rather take the other fella's punches rather than try to summon the energy to fight back or even defend. And there's two minutes left in the round, and the one thing I was sure of is that I wasn't going to quit.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #28
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One of life's most horrific prospects is to be in a boxing ring and tired to exhaustion against someone who isn't.

Never faced that in a real fight situation, but have been there in sparring and the most helpless feeling is to be so tired that you'd rather take the other fella's punches rather than try to summon the energy to fight back or even defend. And there's two minutes left in the round, and the one thing I was sure of is that I wasn't going to quit.
You can understand why Foreman was pissed his corner told him that it was the last round when it wasn't when he fought Peralta.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #29
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:58 PM   #30
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If you're under 175, Foster would be bad. He looks like he can pin you on the ropes with a jab right from the center of the ring, if he could hit you with the right you're gone, and if you manage to get away from it, well... remember Mike Quarry.

If you're a FW, Saddler would be nightmare. Those scrawny arms made him look unhittable, he could put you down with either hand in one and, if you began doing annoying shit like, let's say, make him miss, you know he didn't pay the ref much mind. He would just plain simply kick your ass by any means necessary.

In the indestructible nightmare department I'd go for Monzon. No matter what you did to the ****er you could not slow him down. Never looked tired, or doubtful, or angry, or anything. He just kept kept coming, coldly banging you like a psychopath, round after round after round. There's no way that wouldn't brake you at some point.

In the humiliation department my vote goes for Locche. Unlike Pep or Whitaker, Locche didn't look as good as he made you look awful. Specially when he wasn't showboating. I keep watching the Fuji fight and I can't help but pity the guy. Locche didn't even look like he's trying. He didn't look too shifty or sharp or anything. He looks very hittable, then... the guy just missed. By the ninth Fuji was pretty much blind, exhausted and he barely even touched the guy. Maybe it's just me but I felt much worse for Fuji than for Duran or Fabela Chavez.

Oh, and prime Louis on a rematch... not good news for the family either. Give me a shotgun or no go.

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