Originally Posted by Bill1234
Catching the punches on the arms, shoulders, and gloves is defense though.
Showboating before/after a punch and/or flurry does not mean the punches landed.
i see what you're saying but i think hagler's ability to catch and block has been overstated. leonard landed solidly and consistently in the first half. just cause hagler couldn't be hurt with a fucking bus doesn't mean the blows aren't scored.
leonard hit him plenty, just never had a chance of hurting him. i'll take leonards ineffective blows over hagler's not existent blows.