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

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  1. Abysmal Brute1983

    Abysmal Brute1983 New Member Full Member

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    Oh for sure Starling was very intimidating when he was getting knocked the **** out by Molinares. He looked very scary when he was trying to get up while half awake, I was very scared for him indeed.
     
  2. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Frank Fletcher wouldn't agree lol.
     
  3. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 If you can dream it, you can do it Full Member

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    In the 70s I would say Shavers, Foreman, Lyle, Monzon. In the 80s all those you inserted in the thread. In the 90s Jackson, Bowe, Ruddock, Ibeabuchi and Tua...Lewis enough. In the 2000s Lewis, Vitaly and Wlad.
     
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  4. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I remember KO hyping John Verderosa. They said he had a crazy stare that made Durans seem tame by comparison.
    Apparently it had no affect on Boza Edwards.
     
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  5. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you came right at Starling, he chewed you up and spit you out. See Honeyghan, Baret, Simon Brown, Tommy Ayers, Jose Baret and Lupe Aquino. Only Curry stood his ground and was successful.

    If you moved and boxed he had problems. See Pedro Villela, Johnny Bumphis, Maurice Blocker and Mark Breland - until Starling caught him late.
     
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  6. Saad54

    Saad54 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    I can't imagine fighting Julio César Chávez or Marvin Hagler was a tantalising prospect.
     
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  8. Flash24

    Flash24 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Imagine, your in the ring with this opponent, from the 1st moment from the opening bell, he comes at you like a pit bull on steroids. But you remain cool, you land the perfect counter and you see this S.O.B go down,,,,,, Than the S.O.B does a back flip, and now is coming at you really pissed, now like a Great White Shark,,,, on steroids......
    This opponent was Aaron "The Hawk"Pryor . Any opponent that faced him in his prime must have had at least a little reservation about facing this crazy S.O.B.
     
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  9. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    It was after the bell wasnt it
     
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  10. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Starling was a good fighter especially on the defensive side but Curry definitely had his number.
     
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  11. JC40

    JC40 Boxing fan since 1972 Full Member

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    I was going to say Hagler but a few have beaten me to the punch.

    Thomas Hearns also comes to mind. A very intimidating fighter for any welterweight or junior middleweight. A mix of size, reach, speed and power combined into a very intimidating fighter.

    The Hitman as very good at towering over his opponent n giving them the death stare during the referee’s instructions.

    Cheers All
    Apologies to the OP as I just saw he mentioned Hearns.
     
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  12. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Julian Jackson was definitely one of the most intimidating fighters of the 80s.
     
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  13. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I remember reading some time ago Ray Leonard telling about Hearns.

    He said in the buildup to the fight they did a press tour and Thomas wore baggy clothes, slumped his shoulders, hunched over and kind of stared at his feet a lot. He got the impression that Hearns wasn’t this big, bad monster he had been made out to be after spending quite a bit of time around him.

    When they got in the ring, Hearns took his robe off and broadened his shoulders (with that V-shape down to his waist) and fully stood up and suddenly Ray said he looked a foot taller with this incredible physique — very intimidating with his scowl and everything. Complete psyche job on a guy who was pretty good at the mental game himself.
     
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  14. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Active Member Full Member

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    He was hit after the bell the result is NC not "knocked the **** out...you sound like a new tough guy troll account.im scared of you
     
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    juppity Boxing Addict Full Member

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