Originally Posted by brickfists
The one time he went 12 rds against hope he was gassed badly and took a beating
True, he did seem to be losing strength in that fight, but I will give him benefit of a doubt as he spent that entire fight throwing power shot after power shot and loading up on every punch he threw trying to dispatch Hope, who was being quite stubborn. The way he was fighting takes a lot out of you. He wasn't fighting in a style typical for him and never caught his rhythm. He was fighting at a very high pace in their rematch and seemed strong with no signs of fatigue or slowing in their rematch to KO Hope in round 8.