Well, I began to learn a long time ago, that you can't judge how tough a person is by how they look?White Tyson said:Brian Nielsen
James Toney (heavyweight)
George Foreman (when he made his comeback)
Eric "Butterbean" Esch (whether or not he actually counts I do not know)
Just to name a few! I look at them and think "GEE... can they go the distance?" Some of their look somewhat obese, others chubby, flabby... so and so forth! Yet... they do a pretty good job through my eyes! What I'd like to know it this... are boxers such as these "FIT"? Wouldn't you have to be fitter as a professional boxer? If you could call these boxers something... what would it be? I just thought that this would be interesting to talk about!!!
When I was boxing amatuer in the late 1960's as middleweight at the time and had finally moved up from fighting in the novice ranks to be an open-class fighter. I had started thinking I was pretty tough.
Then one day, I got a new sparring partner in the gym who was an old guy that didn't look like much, or that could do much and he gave me a real hard time. That's when my real education started that looks are deceiving as for how tough a person is.
I'd found also that there are were guys who had chiseled bodies ... and who look really tough, and appeared to be in really great shape and well-conditioned that weren't any where near as physically fit as they looked.
Looks are deceiving, as for how tough a person is and also as for how physically fit a person is.
Also it should be realized that fighting ... boxing, isn't all about power and speed, but skill.