Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki
The kind of knockouts that you can't, in fact, get up from are the rarest in boxing.
Posters here too often make it out like going up and receiving more punishment in a hopeless quest should be the most natural thing in the world for every pro fighter. Having sense doesn't mean you're not tough.
I have hard time thinking De la Hoya stayed down willingly against Hopkins, though. He was losing, but not being outclassed or beat up. He must have felt he still was in with a shot.