Fighters who intimated the intimidator

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  1. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

    Oct 12, 2020
    I remember Norton always looking at his feet. To gather his thoughts. I think it was a way of avoiding the stare down all together.
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  2. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    Many professionals used this tactic to avoid the stare, it takes away the gamesmanship.
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  3. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    I don’t think Eubank was remotely intimidated by Toney.
    Benn reacted in a most basic way not being as articulate as Eubank.
    Eubank was trying to think of some superior philosophical response when he was cut off.
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  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    George talks a lot of ****.
  5. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Reverse psychology has its place, too.

    Carlos Palomino told the story of when he fought Duran. He was all keyed up going into the weigh-in, had heard all he stories about how Duran would be a complete animal at these things with pushing/shoving/yelling/screaming to intimidate the opponent.

    Palomino said he had made up his mind that the first thing Duran did like that, he was going to just hit him in the face … win the mental battle by showing Duran he wasn’t a bit scared of him.

    So they get to the weigh-in, they both step on and off the scales and then Duran comes over to him. Palomino is poised to pop him right in the mouth … and Duran holds up a photo of Palomino and asks if Carlos will autograph it for his son, says Palomino is his son’s favorite fighter and it would mean so much to him.

    Palomino completely deflates. He signs the picture and says Duran turned the tables on him — whether by design or by happenstance — right there. He said he left knowing he had lost his mental edge to Duran by getting exactly the opposite of what he had gotten so hyped up for.
  6. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    Damn. Very uncharacteristic of Duran - but he sure did beat the hell out of Palomino (who hung tough) on fight night.
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  7. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    My man did it twice, on the biggest stage of all , against the 2 biggest imitators of all time, step forward Muhamad Ali.... keep well.
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  8. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    If anything, Lewis was still more intimidated by Tyson rep than Tyson was of him even though Tyson was clearly shot and a shadow of his 1980s prime, Lewis still appeared over wary of being caught. If he wasn't so cautious, he would have stopped Tyson a lot faster than he did.
  9. ronnyrains

    ronnyrains Active Member Full Member

    May 27, 2014
    I was gonna say Duane Bobick vs Ken Norton, or Ron Lyle vs Jerry Quarry, but hey neither one was intimadated , Bobick did not stay down, even though he was done , and Ron Lyle went 12 rounds! I DO OF COURSE BELIEVE Spinks was intimadated out of his shoes vs Tyson (bad matchup) fighter's just do not get intimadated or show it, even though their getting blasted
  10. AlFrancis

    AlFrancis Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Here's the Toney, Eubank, Benn link.[media]9nVy3hkcQuI[/media]
  11. RulesMakeItInteresting

    RulesMakeItInteresting Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    I agree, that fight should have been over after the third round. As it was I partly blame the ref...Mike was getting hit was too hard and too much two rounds before it was actually stopped imo. He shouldn't have had to take that much punishment.
  12. Big Lou dog

    Big Lou dog Member Full Member

    Jul 3, 2021
    Doesn’t quite fit the bill for this one, but there’s a belter of a story about Naz asking Steve Robinson if he’d go winner takes all with him at the pre fight press conference - Dominic Ingle said he could tell from Robinson’s reaction that he lost the fight there and then.