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Old 11-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #210
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Default Re: Is De La Hoya overated?

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Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki View Post
I've never subscribed to the argument that a fighter is a "quitter" for pulling out, even though I've never done it.

If he's come, fought hard, taken a pounding, he has to worry about his career and about his health. Oscar pulled out of the Pacquiao fight later than I would have been okay with had I been training him.

The second it becomes crystal clear a fighter isn't in with a chance and is simply a punching bag, every punch they allow themselves to take afterwards is a punch too many.

Quieting once in your whole career especially at the end of his career doesn't make him a quitter, It just means DLH must have had it in his mind he was about to get seriously hurt or worse, He did the right thing.
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