Most intimidating boxer

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by xnico, Jun 11, 2021.

Most intimidating boxer

  1. Anthony Joshua

    1 vote(s)
  2. Sonny Liston

    22 vote(s)
  3. Tyson Fury

    5 vote(s)
  4. Mike Tyson

    93 vote(s)
  5. George Foreman

    22 vote(s)
  6. Vitali Klitschko

    8 vote(s)
  7. Lennox Lewis

    0 vote(s)
  8. Nikolai Valuev

    2 vote(s)
  9. Deontay Wilder

    3 vote(s)
  10. Luiz Ortiz

    3 vote(s)
  1. xnico

    xnico New Member Full Member

    Nov 6, 2020
    Who is the most intimidating boxer
  2. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    You can shoot Monzon in the arm with a gun and he's still going to defend his title another half dozen times.

    Prime Tyson and Foreman were menacing. They had an aura.

    I wonder what was going through Pianetas head during Wladimirs ring walk. I don't want to hear "oh just know to channel your inner Ross Purrity" bs. Belts lifted up, the chiseled machine coming at you...

    I don't know how Calderon kept his pants dry for a rematch with Giovani Segura.

    Jack Johnson in his time was a carved statue with terrible intentions.
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  3. The Clan

    The Clan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    It was a very close call between Mike Tyson and George Foreman but in the end I went for Big George

    There are two main reasons that tipped it George’s way
    1, He intimidated an era of Boxers that were levels above those who populated the Mike Tyson era
    2, When Ali announced his fight with Foreman, knowledgable commentators genuinely feared for Ali’s life and actually believed he might get killed in the ring.

    As intimidating and ferocious as Iron Mike was he did it against some pretty poor Heavies and his violence, though extreme, never had the Boxing industry genuinely fearing that he’d kill someone!

    So for me, the most intimidating presence ever to stalk the world of Boxing was Big George Foreman!
  4. boxingforum24

    boxingforum24 Member Full Member

    Jul 10, 2013
    George Foreman has the meanest grill!
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  5. BubblesUK

    BubblesUK Member Full Member

    May 6, 2021
    Intimidating in the sense of if you didn't know who they were, so in a purely physical appearance sense, who would you least want to upset in a pub/bar?
    Probably Valuev or Mike Tyson.

    In terms of who would other serious boxers be least likely to want to face?
    Probably Foreman or Tyson.

    As the question is vague, I've voted for Mike since he's in the running however you want to look at it.
    (And whichever way you want to look at it, Luis Ortiz being on the list is laughable)
  6. Wakmo

    Wakmo New Member banned Full Member

    Jun 10, 2021
    Arslanbek Makhmudov!
  7. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    Why on earth is Tyson Fury on the poll?? I can get Ortiz Wilder and kinda Joshua since they're all great punchers, but Fury??
  8. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    Bit of a strange list to be honest!

    I think that Iron Mike at his height was most definitely one of the most feared fighters, but once you hear him speak it's so incongruous.

    Some other fighters I'd suggest were intimidating to any of their opponents, all in potentially different ways:-

    + Roy Jones Junior - almost superhuman at times at his peak, that's got to be intimidating
    + Floyd Mayweather - super high ring IQ, deck always stacked in his favour, had a plan A,B,C
    + Edwin Valero - always came across as a genuine psychopath, which unfortunately might not have been too far from the truth.
    + Carlos Monzon - soulless eyes!!!! Sad and disturbing parallels with him and Valero in many ways.
    + Roberto Duran - when Joe Frazier said that Duran reminded him of Charles Manson, that says it all IMO. Hands of Stone, and more than a bit of crazy thrown into the mix
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  9. senpai

    senpai Member Full Member

    May 18, 2021
    For what I have seen, I would say Mike Tyson and nobody is coming close to him
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  10. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    I selected Sonny Liston because he was the prototype for how both Foreman and Tyson wanted to be perceived. They modeled their intimidation after him.
  11. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    John Ruiz just had his water spiked with viagra. 12 round fight.
  12. OneShot

    OneShot New Member Full Member

    Oct 28, 2016
    I'd least like to meet Mike in an alley based on his personality when he was younger.
  13. Pimp C

    Pimp C F 12 & Goofies Stay Dangerous Full Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    I know Tyson will win this poll but I had to send a vote to sonny liston. I've been doing some studying of his career and he was something else. Very intimidating boxer.
  14. GGGunbeatable

    GGGunbeatable Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 14, 2014
    I know it's about boxers, but just wanna share Rodtang, Muay Thai fighter, most intimidating I have seen in a long time.

  15. DramaShow

    DramaShow Active Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Usyk has to be up there.