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They’re very fast, have tough hides, powerful bite and tusks, and they can be very aggressive which will surprise an off guard lion, even sometimes being able to chase them off. That said, the lion will always win a fight unless the warthog gets lucky. Their big manes are like shields, pig would have a hard time cutting its throat so its only real chance is to run away, or poke an eye out, or scare the lion into backing off.