A guy comes out, guns blazing, does well. Then... he stops throwing.
We've seen it many times from many courageous fighters with reputations as fearless warriors with punching who are -- so it seems -- ready to die in the ring.
Yet after a few rounds, they stop to letting their hands go, much to their fans' frustration.
Sometimes, the lack of activity can be so baffling, fans start to cry fix. Or say the guy is shot, over the hill and
Mike Tyson, Shane Mosley, David Haye, Nonito Donaire, Tavoris Cloud, Kelly Pavlik, David Tua, and, most recently, Brandon Rios.
Here's the explanation why guys -- who will swear up and down they had great preparation -- will be completely docile after a round or two.
“We had a great game plan going in," Rios said about his bout with Pacquiao. "I was executing it in the gym. I was doing everything. I was doing a great job. Then all of a sudden and I get to the fight and we were doing great out there. We were out there for two weeks and I was still sparring and everything."
Rios continued, "I was still doing a great job still and then on fight night, I fought him; after the first round, I got a little bit confused. And then the second round, I was just totally mind-f*cked. I just, it just seemed like everything I’d throw, I was going to get countered. Every time I tried to do something, I was going to get caught. I really got mind-f*cked."
And this, my friends, is how seemingly fearless warriors get shook.
Thank-you, Brownbomber. The U.S. television channel "H2" reported that Aztec Warriors are originally from Texas. It may be right because Texas is a province of Mexico that was stolen by a ban of Scottie thieves and outlaws. Holla!