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Old 02-17-2012, 10:02 AM #1
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Default Who were the best mind gamers in history?

I'm not talking about what a fighter would pull off during the build-up of a fight. I'm talking about mind games being played inside the ring.

There are some obvious choices:

Ali

Jack Johnson

Hamed

Leonard

Leonard wasn't really a talker inside the ropes. He would do other stuff to upset his opponents and gain an advantage. The Hagler fight is perhaps the best example : Leonard would taunt, clown, even put his hands in Hagler's face everytime he had a chance, when the ref would break them up.

It was really getting to Hagler, who perhaps would have fought a more paced and disciplined fight instead of getting angry, which Leonard expected.


List your best mind gamers, what they did and how it worked for them.

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Hopkins didn't play much mind games inside the ring until recently

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Duran.

From staring at Hagler during running and giving Leonard's wife abuse. Sitting on Davey Moore's stool at the end of a round and tapping his chin or sneering in fights. He was good inside and outside the ring.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:27 AM #6
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he might be the worst of all time
i hope he's got insurance


dont poke the bear
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he might be the worst of all time
i hope he's got insurance


dont poke the bear
pic legitimately looks like chisora's **** in vitali's face.
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he might be the worst of all time
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"What can you expect from a guy who hits his girlfriend?" he said. "I'm glad he has agreed to fight a man again.

I love Vitali's choice of words. He's class.
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I love how Chisora is looking down, so he keeps the courage to actually smack him. He knew if he looked at Vitali as he smacked him he would have sh** his pants.

As to the question, Ali.
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Roy Jones to some extent. All that hands-dropping, taunts, sticking out his tongue etc. paid off during this fights in his prime.
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