Has anyone fell in love with there power more then Ruddock?

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  1. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears The Best Fighters Are American Because Nationalism Full Member

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    Tesla, probably.

    Edit: I thought this said 'pigeon' not 'power.' Never mind.
     
  2. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! Full Member

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    See his early fights- he was swift, moved very well and was not known as a puncher hence his name.
     
  3. ETM

    ETM I thought I did enough to win. Full Member

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    Ruddock is the most extreme example. He totally disregarded any attempt to box or at least set up his shots.
    Like a doubles hitter trying swing for the fences every pitch. He didn't want to set the table.
     
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ruddock and Hamed are the two names that come to mind when I think of fighters who fell in love with their power.
     
  5. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Gerrie Coetzee was once a stick-and-move boxer type but after they fused all the bones in his right wrist into one mass of bone (following, IIRC, multiple breakages) he fell in love with that “bionic” right hand and seemed to only look to land it figuring it was a fight-ender.
     
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  6. Amos-san

    Amos-san Member Full Member

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    Shavers and Tszyu sr (at one moment)
     
  7. Eel87

    Eel87 Active Member Full Member

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    Nonito donaire, was good in his last fight though.