I don't know about that.
The kick took off so fast that even if Tony had read it right, I still think he would not have been able to react to it with a block.
Reminds me of the movie "Billy Jack" _ when Billy told the sheriff he was going to kick him in the head and there was nothing the sheriff could do to stop it.
Remember the lesson of action [ the right action] beating reaction every time.
Joe may have led Tony along the primrose path with the eye faint, but I think he would have scored anyway even if he looked right at him and told him he was going to kick him in the head.
Let's watch the video and discuss further.