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drew75
11-24-2004, 10:32 AM
Im saying George Foreman because of the way he tore through his opponents. In 1970s he didn't fight using his brains which is why he lost to Ali.

Ali however must have been slightly apprehensive before the fight. Norton and Frazier gave him some of his hardest fights and Foreman beat both of them in under two rounds knocking them down several times.

Also Tyson,Dempsey and liston would be well up there.

realtim
11-24-2004, 11:34 AM
I would say Liston. Foreman was intimidating onlike now.

cple
11-24-2004, 01:14 PM
Liston tops my list, followed by Foreman and Tyson.

Argentina
11-24-2004, 01:59 PM
i think it was Foreman. After all, Frazier and Ali were scared to face him I believe, two absolutely great champs. A lot of bums were the main ones afraid to fight Tyson. But it's between Tyson and Foreman.

No-Mas
11-24-2004, 10:04 PM
Most feared heavyweight: JACK JOHNSON - and it had little to do with his boxing ability.

Champion Tommy Burns ducked him for months, and then Jeffries had to be pulled out of years of retirement in order to find someone (someone white) who could lick Johnson. The burden of fighting Johnson was too great for too many to handle. Who wanted The Great White Hope tag applied to them? Bad enough fighting a tough fighter like Johnson, but add onto that the weight of an entire race!? No surprise not many sought to challenge Johnson.

phallus
11-25-2004, 03:50 AM
Most feared heavyweight: JACK JOHNSON - and it had little to do with his boxing ability.

Champion Tommy Burns ducked him for months, and then Jeffries had to be pulled out of years of retirement in order to find someone (someone white) who could lick Johnson. The burden of fighting Johnson was too great for too many to handle. Who wanted The Great White Hope tag applied to them? Bad enough fighting a tough fighter like Johnson, but add onto that the weight of an entire race!? No surprise not many sought to challenge Johnson.


i think u've got something here, then it would be liston and foreman, tyson

leff
11-26-2004, 08:26 AM
Is say Foreman,Tyson and Liston in that order.

blackbelt2003
11-26-2004, 11:30 AM
Tyson, Liston and Foreman are the obvious ones.

I also think prime Holy was fearsome due to his unrelenting determination. He was pretty frightening when he fought Mike Tyson.

And Lennox, too! The Lennox who destroyed Michael Grant and Andrew Golota was hugely intimidating. It's just that the Lewis who boxed Holy and Tua let down that side of him.


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paulmmv
11-27-2004, 04:18 AM
tyson easy

joho
11-27-2004, 10:08 AM
foreman probably

Great
11-27-2004, 08:47 PM
Liston
Tyson
Foreman

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Floyd Patterson

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Mike Tyson

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:30 PM
Tommy Morrison

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
Buster Douglas

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
eeal deal holfield

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
Vitale Klichko

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
Butterbean

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:32 PM
Big man Norton

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:32 PM
Michael Spinx

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:33 PM
Jack Lalane

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:33 PM
Frederick Willis

BigMikeD
11-28-2004, 10:33 PM
El Chapulin

foremanfan
11-29-2004, 11:42 AM
Mike Tyson because he has had the advantage of much improved media hype over his career. Wherether or not he was the most fearsome is doubtable I think Liston and Foreman are above him.

tony
11-29-2004, 01:36 PM
Tyson - After the Berbick KO and after saying stuff like 'I was trying to force the bone of his nose through his brain' opponents were beaten before they got in the ring. It was like they were walking to the guilotine!!

gogan
11-29-2004, 01:36 PM
Most feared heavyweight: JACK JOHNSON - and it had little to do with his boxing ability.

Champion Tommy Burns ducked him for months, and then Jeffries had to be pulled out of years of retirement in order to find someone (someone white) who could lick Johnson. The burden of fighting Johnson was too great for too many to handle. Who wanted The Great White Hope tag applied to them? Bad enough fighting a tough fighter like Johnson, but add onto that the weight of an entire race!? No surprise not many sought to challenge Johnson.

i agree, jack johnson was a monster, fraizer, foreman and tyson were all strong boys but jack was a monster. he destroyed men, the only reason little people know of him is because he was at the begining of boxing. he boxed in the early 20's or 30's and thus he was not known so well. however i know many great fighters would be scared ****less to fight him.

Dynamite76
11-29-2004, 02:58 PM
Foreman,then Tyson or Liston

TysonForeman
11-29-2004, 11:51 PM
Jack Lalane
LOL, even though you're a retard, that's hilarious!! He's says he'll live to 150.

plexmc
11-30-2004, 06:32 PM
Liston tops my list, followed by Foreman and Tyson.
yeah thats real talk

P@pasmurf
12-03-2004, 02:15 PM
foreman and tyson, easily.

Mr. Violence
12-06-2004, 02:55 AM
Im saying George Foreman because of the way he tore through his opponents. In 1970s he didn't fight using his brains which is why he lost to Ali.

Ali however must have been slightly apprehensive before the fight. Norton and Frazier gave him some of his hardest fights and Foreman beat both of them in under two rounds knocking them down several times.

Also Tyson,Dempsey and liston would be well up there.



Im my humble opinion from what I seen in my lifetime Tyson was pretty scary back in the late 1980's. I was a kid then of course but i remember. I wasn't born yet to see foreman as a young terror but my dad tells me he was more frightening then tyson.

tikal
01-05-2005, 07:16 PM
I'm surprised nobody metioned Joe Louis a lot of guys were scared to face him back in his prime.

AJ53
01-07-2005, 04:23 PM
Most feared heavyweight: JACK JOHNSON - and it had little to do with his boxing ability.

Champion Tommy Burns ducked him for months, and then Jeffries had to be pulled out of years of retirement in order to find someone (someone white) who could lick Johnson. The burden of fighting Johnson was too great for too many to handle. Who wanted The Great White Hope tag applied to them? Bad enough fighting a tough fighter like Johnson, but add onto that the weight of an entire race!? No surprise not many sought to challenge Johnson.
exactly who iwould pick too!!
johnson was'nt just feared by all the fighters of the time but feared by the public as a whole.
they actually feared him so bad that the police made up the charge of a black man crossing a state line with a white woman(his wife at the time)forcing jack to go on the run in europe!!
then comes tyson who was blowing everybody away and looking menacing doing it!!(untill buster burst the bubble)
i dont agree with foreman though!!
ali never looked scared of him, in fact ali was such a crazy mother****er that he had the scary sonny liston fearing him!!
in third i'd pick liston coz lets be honest would you want to be in the opposite corner to him and his gangster pals!!

Mick Hucknall
01-07-2005, 05:35 PM
I have to put Vitali up with the likes of Foreman and Liston. Just because of his shear size and power.

AJ53
01-07-2005, 05:44 PM
I have to put Vitali up with the likes of Foreman and Liston. Just because of his shear size and power.
are you serious!!!!!!!!!

Mick Hucknall
01-07-2005, 05:49 PM
are you serious!!!!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!!

drew75
01-08-2005, 11:43 AM
I think vitali would be up there, 6ft8 and 18st, who wouldn't be a bit aprehensive?

buff_mike10
01-08-2005, 11:41 PM
If i were a heavyweight, i'd be most afraid to fight a prime Tyson. This guy didn't go into a fight to win, he went in there to kill. I'd think i'd rather fight a grizzly bear, although they both bite.

Johnny_Rocket
01-09-2005, 06:26 PM
Tyson, Foreman, Liston, and Jack Dempsey..especially after what he did to Willard

Sidestep_1
01-09-2005, 09:52 PM
Liston tops my list, followed by Foreman and Tyson.

Thats my list, too ;).

zoo
01-09-2005, 10:44 PM
Tyson....easily.

LittleBigMan
01-18-2005, 12:24 AM
Sonny Liston

adeelr
01-19-2005, 09:58 PM
liston was the scariest, foreman was the most feared i believe

SonnyJ
01-29-2005, 10:09 AM
the same old foreman and liston and tyson

The Italian Stallion
01-30-2005, 02:00 AM
Either Liston, Foreman, or Tyson

joho
01-30-2005, 01:06 PM
tyson he looks scary

Imira
02-20-2005, 08:58 AM
Liston, obviously. Not only did he stare right through his opponents, but his mob ties also had them shook.

Tyson. He had that aura of invincibility for a while. Coupled with his attire and unpredictable attitude.

Klitshcko? I'm not sure. Just because he's big doesn't mean he's intimidating. Daunting, yes. Intimidating, not so much.

xrhythmxnxbluesx
02-20-2005, 08:10 PM
liston and tyson tops my list....

Floydmayweather
02-20-2005, 09:58 PM
Tyson until Douglas goes who fought Tyson would nearly crap their pants when he came foward.

fist-of-fury
02-21-2005, 12:02 AM
Tyson and the early Foreman. Just the mention of their names and their stares sent shivers down the spine of their opponents. The pre-Ramble-In-The-Jungle Foreman had a very fearsome aura. :eek:

dodge
02-21-2005, 06:32 AM
Tyson for sure. I remember him coming out to the ring in his black shoes and that white pancho thing and plain black shorts. The stare downs were always scary. I was like damn your gettin in the ring with Tyson. Are you crazy. :eek:

Crouching Tiger
02-21-2005, 02:08 PM
Tyson for sure. I remember him coming out to the ring in his black shoes and that white pancho thing and plain black shorts. The stare downs were always scary. I was like damn your gettin in the ring with Tyson. Are you crazy. :eek:

It was not a poncho. It was actually a big towel with a big hole cut in the middle, and worn by the Iron like a...hey, you're right it was like a poncho...sort of! :D

loangunZ
02-21-2005, 03:36 PM
tyson not just for punching but the fact he was crazy in the ring

TonyBanana
02-21-2005, 05:44 PM
^^ Like a wild animal.
No one has ever inspired so much fear as Tyson.

lmnorw
02-26-2005, 02:01 PM
liston was feared because of mob ties really.besides patterson who else look afraid to fight him?tyson was always a coward unless you think raping women makes you tough.or knocking out elderly women and robbing them makes you a bad azz.most of what tyson did was because of hype and people fell for it.foreman on the other hand started knocking out grown men when he was 14 .foreman didnt get built up because he beat his wife of made stupid statements about eating somebodys kids.he just got in the ring gave you a look and you pissed your pants got knocked out and when home.the scary thing is foreman was a arm puncher.he never got his body in his punches.and when he did knock out his opponents it was from grazing blows.imagine if he learned to throw his punches right.it would of been illegal for the man bot box

Dempsey 1919
10-26-2005, 12:19 AM
Foreman- six-four 220lbs, no brainer. Then Liston, Frazier, and Tyson in that order.