Amid a slew of title fiascos in the heavyweight divison, one thing is
becoming luridly clear: a fighter's emotional conditioning is just as
important as any other part of him. When he can't handle the stress
of a major fight, he's lost the bout before it's begun.
Composure and poise are true marks of greatness.
(Then again, it's interesting to see that most of these nutcases
have been relatively successful. Perhaps life at the top of
boxing really is corrupting- or perhaps it's less of a toll on one's
soul to take than to retain.)