Originally Posted by lora
btw i don't think Leonard was much quicker of hand than Benitez really.It was more Wilfred's inconsistent and lower workrate\ less focused punchpicking than being too slow that truly cost him imo.
You could see at the end of the fight as he just smiles and congratulates Leonard, he couldn't have given a toss about losing, whereas Leonard was busy and intense.Winning was everything to him.
Couldn't disagree more with this. Benitez put in a champion's effort, pulling himself together numerous times after being hurt, shipping quite a bit of punishment, especially to the body, and still went for a strong late rally.
He only went down in the last round because he was exhausted and his legs were gone.