The 1980"s most intimidating fighter behind tyson,duran,hearns,fenech etc....

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  1. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Active Member Full Member

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    Imo...

    It was Marlon Starling.....

    This man took souls...he caused mental disintegration...or top line fighters became gun shy....or he destroyed careers in 1 night.

    Look at the honeyghan fight....lloyd trained like a demon...a devastating powerpuncher during his 3 and a half year reign..he went in during the 1st 4 rounds ..fighting hard....but as mike tyson put it on the british bbc commentary on youtube " ive never seen lloyd fight like this before.he seems fatigued.lloyd is not fighting to win this fight"....there was a slow motion ,arm punching quality to the usually rapid speedy honeyghan...and after he changed his strategy to stick and move become the cagy boxing he was already doomed.

    Very oddly you saw the same thing over the first 5 rounds of the simon brown fight...starling boxed brilliantly..and brown seemed exhausted,slow,arm punches in slow motion....like honeyghan he seeemed "drugged"..brown though snapped out of the odd slumber.but the start cost him and he lost.

    The yung kil cheung fight same thing for first 6 rounds...

    Starling oddly turned his opponents in these fights into ,i dunno,sleepy slow motion arm punchers.

    Marlon made these world class boxers suffer a loss of composure and confidence ....they lost the inner game...

    Even the breland rematch...mark became very gun shy and impotent

    Its very rare to see a brilliant defensive boxer do this to top level rivals consistently...yes marlon himself lost a few.

    But he did it to guys like baret,Aquino and ayers too...
     
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  2. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Starling is a good call.

    I would say Azumah Nelson deserves a mention. Iron will and determination.
     
  3. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    One word; Pedro Villela.
     
  4. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    Azumah Nelson. Saw him close up. Scarier than Colin Jones.... really.
     
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  5. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    John 'The Beast' Mugabi has to be up there, right?
     
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    LoadedGlove Active Member Full Member

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    They say he was a really nice, humble fella. Very religious guy.
     
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  7. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Active Member Full Member

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    Honeyghan and starling hated each other it was the most genuine grudge match ive ever seen worse than odlh-vargas or lewis-rahman...

    Starling said before the fight...that honeygan a tough brash arrogant take no prisoners undefeated fighter (vaca 1 bs) would "want to be my friend after 6 rounds"

    It seemed a very odd thing to say i thought.

    Yet in the fight thats exactly what happened after 5 or 6 lloyd tried to pat starlings glove......it was eerie...starling than inflicted a cruel merciless beating...ending lloyds career for all intents and purposes...he was a zombie on rollerskates the rest if his boxing career never did he tey to brawl again

    Marlon was a v intimidating boxer
     
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  8. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Active Member Full Member

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    Thats 2 words....
     
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    andrewe P4P Full Member

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    BELLERS New Member Full Member

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    Hagler for me. Had a Tyson aura about him.
     
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    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    :lol:
     
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    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hagler
     
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  13. SerbianLoudmouth

    SerbianLoudmouth Overhand right-Suzie Q Full Member

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    Evander Holyfield!His stare was scarier than Tyson!Dark eyes,that face and moustaches!I would rather face Tyson in staredown than Holyfield!When bully could not intimidated he become intimidated!Holyfield not only showed him he wasn't scared but he stared down Tyson means something!

    Oliver McCall also had crazy and scary stare!
     
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    BundiniBlack Active Member Full Member

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    The 80's equivalent of David Lemiuex
     
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    FrankinDallas Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Jolting Jeff Chandler. When he shook that right hand, his opponents trembled.

     


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