This stems from a discussion I had with a friend: we were wondering who would win in a bar fight between a light, small pro boxer like Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, and a regular big guy. Assume the big guy is 6’2, strong, in good shape, regularly gets into bar fights, usually wins them. But has never done boxing training before. (Also assume neither one is drunker than the other). Who’s likely to win? I figured it would probably be the big guy, because the size and strength advantages would be overwhelming. Worst came to worst he could just wrap them up. But my friend (an amateur boxer) said that all Mayweather or Pacquiao would need to do is get in a couple hard body shots and, crack, the big guy has some broken ribs. Fight over. And with their hand speed, and with no gloves, he argued, they’re always going to get in a couple body shots at least. So if anyone has well-informed thoughts on that I’d be interested.
But to avoid this simply being a debate, I’d prefer if people had any actual examples. Have there been pro boxers who’ve been in fights with members of the public before? A few years ago Ricky Hatton said people try to start fights with him in bars a whole lot, but he always declines “because I know I could beat them”.
So has it actualy happened before with any big-name boxers? Surely Tyson must have snapped on someone at some point? :eek: