2. Mind games
Unbeaten in 43 contest going into his world super-middleweight title defence against Steve Collins in 1995, Chris Eubank had always had the mental edge over his opponents. That all changed before his fight with Collins. On the day of the weigh in, Collins told Eubank he had been hypnotised. Rattled, Eubank claimed he was afraid to face someone who had been “mechanically altered.” Collins outpointed him over 12 and later revealed the hypnotism was a hoax.