Originally Posted by HOUDINI
Foreman did not stay down to avoid punishment. What are you 13 years old? He was exhausted and KD for the first time in his career. He just missed beating the count.
Perhaps. But I tink it's possible that he stayed that second extra to avoid more punishment in a fight he couldn't win. Just a thought and not meant as a slight on him. He was as brave as they come, I just think most sane minds are open to that kind of decisions. Besides the exhaustion and the pain, their health and perhaps lives are after all in the balance.
Bob Foster and the others I mentioned were all tough men, but they all admitted to staying down.