Thank you too buddy, It's a pleasure Ron.
Hi 10-8Originally Posted by 10-8
I love that example! I also like the idea of giving a guy who has the stone-cold-killer persona a Ray-Leonard grin. It can take be a little disarming don't you think. Now have if your opponent is blessed with a child-like grin, you'd have to fight yourself to not smile back.
On a different note, I think that it's a good idea to turn someone's taunts or showboating against them. If a guy doesn't want to come towards you and gives you a come-here expression, you can shift on the balls of your feet and turn your back on them, grinning, pointing, smiling and waving to the crowd while being in position to counter their lead if your antics really got under their skin.
If you can get a foot in between your opponent's while they are doing the Ali-shuffle, then go for it and capitalize on a possible knock-down while they get off balance.
Monkey-see-monkey-do antics sometimes work when one fighter loses their composure and ends up leaving an opening for their opponent.
With that all said, I think that it's best to approach a fight "professionally", 100% at every second at every round, and capitalizing on your opponent's mistakes while holding yourself to a higher standard of class.
Anyways, I'll say it again, I love Ray Leonard example that you brought up. It's the way to do it, and even though it may have been for a psychological edge, that way it will make it easier for put an arm around each other when everything is said and done.
Archie Moore came up with some psychological tricks of his own, some I think should be resurrected. One trick that he liked to do is send a guy a postcard of congratulations after they won the title.