Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

The most terrifying sportsmen

Mike Tyson Tyson's tattoos alone are enough to terrify anyone crazy enough to get in a ring with him. That he has spent time in jail, bit the ear of Evander Holyfield and was widely acknowledged to have one of the most ferocious boxing styles in the sports history only add to the fear factor. He's not nicknamed 'The Baddest Man on the Planet' for nothing.
Nikolay Valuev Known as the 'Beast from the East', Valuev fights David Haye for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title in Nuremberg on 7 November.
Sébastien Chabal The French international looks like an extra from 'Braveheart'. His full beard and long hair, coupled with his ferocious tackling style have led French rugby fans to nickname him 'Homme des Cavernes' - the Caveman.

British boxer David Haye is currently preparing himself to fight Nikolay Valuev - the seven foot tall, 23 stone giant from Russia.

If his physical appearance is not enough to strike fear into his opponent, the story that Valuev once killed a wild boar with his bare hands should be enough to have Haye cowering in a corning.

Here we salute the most terrifying sportsmen.

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