Originally Posted by Senya13
Chuvalo was lazy in a lot of fights, allowing opponents to outwork and outpunch him. And since he's the one who's getting hurt here, he'll be even more timid and conservative than usual.
I have never seen Chuvalo pull off what McCall did against Bruno, which was to do absolutely nothing. That was a true display of going into a shell after taking a big punch. Chuvalo always gave a honest effort from what I've seen.
Even if this was a bout fought between two well washed up fighters, you could hardly ever imagine McCall throwing this kind of caution in the air:
He wasn't afraid to take a punch or two to get the job done: