The Most Intimidating Athletes of the Past 25 Years

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5. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing

He may not have the physical intimidation that some of the other guys on this list have, but seeing how he’s undefeated in his professional career with a 45-0 mark, we’d bet there aren’t too many fighters who are lining up to face-off against “Money” in the ring. Given that he’s just about as brash and confident as any athlete ever, Mayweather not only plays with his opponents’ heads prior to a fight, but then delivers when he’s hitting them across the face with a nasty hook or jab, too.

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  • Rob

    Umm Labron?? Did they forget Michael Jordan?? Also Gretzky was easy to plan for, all you had to do was put the body to him but he always had McSorley or Semenko on his wing and if you looked at Gretz they wrong way theyd knock your head in…

  • Edward McKinney Shipp

    Runawaywether and not Tyson? Well, I guess if you’re a defenseless woman in whose presence he becomes Mike Tyson (in a fair fight his great “skill” is running like a Frenchman who sees a German soldier), maybe so.