Originally Posted by Robbi
Holmes and Hagler came from the same cloth. Two blue-collared fighters who had no Olympic gold medal and fought for peanuts on undercards early in their careers. Both champions for 7 years. And when they were defeated, they never accepted it.
In my opinion, Hagler and Holmes, were clearly beaten when they lost their titles. Close but clear.
I think Hagler probably should have retained his title with a draw. Never feels really right that a title should change hands in such a close fight. An immediate rematch should always be offered, though.