Most mentally tough boxers past and present

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  1. AdamT

    AdamT Active Member Full Member

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    You are the idiot that types ROFL and other immature stuff

    The irony of a floyd obsessed idiot like you telling anyone to grow up lol
     
  2. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    No but Tony your mate looks like monster due to the beatings administered on him.
     
  3. rodney

    rodney Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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  5. Manfred

    Manfred Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ali, Juan Manuel Marquez, Joe Frazer, Larry Holmes
     
  6. JamesLightsOutToney

    JamesLightsOutToney Respect to all boxers Full Member

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    Holmes is an unusual choice; any reason/story as for why you chose him?
     
  7. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot banned Full Member

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    Floyd Mayweather

    To accept you have glass hands back in the early 2000's

    Become more defensive
    Use injections on your hands and go through multiple surgeries
    cherry pick your way through over a decade of the end of your career whilst becoming the highest paid fighter ever in the process.
    In a sport that is extremely unforgiving

    Floyd took no prisoners whilst building his persona. What he achieved outside of the ring is remarkable. To conclude Bob Arum can suck a lemon.

    If Floyd was your average Joe mentally he wouldn't have managed to prolong his career like he did. There is some innate intelligence there that is hard to pinpoint, he knows what sells.
     
  8. ForemanJab

    ForemanJab Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Rocky Marciano
     
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  9. ryan_c

    ryan_c Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pacquiao.

    He showed mental toughness when he comeback strong after getting TKO by JMM. We see what happened to many boxers, Jones comes to mind,after they suffered TKO.

    Pacquiao defeating undefeated top welterweight Thurman at age 40 also shows mental toughness.
     
  10. The Phenom

    The Phenom Pretty Handsome Full Member

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    Larry Holmes deserves a mention.In his 40’s he destroyed Ray Mercer in an action packed fight and went the distance with a peak Evander Holyfield.During His Championship reign he Climbed off the canvas from a devastating right hand from Earnie shavers and convincingly stopped him in round 11.Fought toe to toe with Norton the last 3 rounds even though he had a handy lead.Boxing experts were building up Gerry Cooney as the ‘great white hope’ and expected him to beat Holmes,but Holmes annihilated him.
     
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  11. Big Lou dog

    Big Lou dog Member Full Member

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    Steve Collins won the mind games in that one
     
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  12. From.Russia

    From.Russia Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yall already mentioned best picks. I gonna say Provodnikov and Estrada.
     
  13. Shootlow

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    I'm not saying he was mentally the toughest ever but Nigel Benn just had a ferocious mindset. When he knew they were bringing McClellan over to "beat him up" this just fired him up. Knocked through the ropes in round 1 and dropped in the 8th. Benn never contemplated defeat.
     
  14. The Phenom

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    He quit twice against Steve Collins and didn’t fight Nunn,Toney,jones or Herol Graham.
     
  15. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    With zero honour.

    He didn’t win no mind games really, he just stooped (too) low.