Originally Posted by gasman
Your comments re: McGuigan-Cruz are totally laughable, you need to watch that fight again to remind yourself how close that fight was and precisely how clear the heat and exhaustion affected McGuigan. It is ridiculous for you to dismiss the effect of that open air venue in the middle of the day with blazing heat, and how it seriously affected McGuigan & his high pace pressure style. Cruz was a clear underdog for that fight. I have been reading some of your posts on this thread and it it is clear that you hero worship Nelson (that is not to dispute Nelson was a great fighter, because he was).
Nelson is an all time great and is worthy of hero worship if that is the way you want to put it. McGuigan is not. Making excuses for McGuigan losing to Cruz is what I find laughable. 2 guys had the same adversity and Cruz won period. I hate it when people try to discredit the winners due victory. I watched the fight and Barry lost. Fighters lose. Deal with it.