BRAVEST boxer?

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  1. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I'm not going to be popular for this but I consider Deontay Wilder one of the bravest. He never quit, even when incredibly exhausted and for all intents and purposes looked done.

    He's got more heart and courage than a few of the most heralded heavyweight champions on this board.
     
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  2. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    There are a lot of brave fighters.

    Especially those champions during the rematch clause era who went right back into the ring with a guy who sparked them only for the exact same thing to happen again. Floyd Patterson against Liston and Bobo Olson against Robinson spring to mind. Imagine that? Forced into another Crushing knockout defeat back to back with no tune up fight to find your mojo again.
     
  3. HolDat

    HolDat Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fighters with zero punching power imo
    You need all the IQ, skills, and intagibles to survive inside the ring.
     
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  4. michael mullen

    michael mullen Active Member Full Member

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    Best post yet.
     
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  5. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think there are many brave fighters and we can’t give it to one individual for being the bravest. But I think Paulino Uzgadan had to be up there
     
  6. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    In the ring, I might have already mentioned the guy who fought with a jaw literally cracked in half. But that guy.

    Also, he's not remotely the bravest boxer, but Floyd Patterson deserves some credit for being a neurotic, scared, socially withdrawn guy who nevertheless had the career he did. If bravery is being terrified but still going through with something anyway, Floyd gets kudos.
     
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  7. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Depends on your definition of brave but I’ll go with Floyd Patterson…being brave is being scared but pushing through anyway. Even after getting brutally knocked out twice against Liston he wanted badly a third match. Whenever the man got knocked down he tries his best to get up (and did plenty of times). Being “brave” is bit different then say fearless. There were plenty of fighters who never knew fear in the ring.
     
  8. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Active Member Full Member

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    must be gatti.

    He was TOO brave