Originally Posted by Bill1234
Fighters aren't afraid of one another. They genuinely believe they can beat anyone.
Fully agree with that statement. Fighters don't easily become boxers if they have fear of competition in their hearts. However, when certain fighters reach the heights necessary to headline, demand and make a lot of money they have to select opponents of their own choice. Fighters can literally die in that ring to reach that level and when they do, they want to milk it for as much as possible knowing that their careers won't last long. Please remember that reaching that level required fighting and beating the best opponents available, a fighter doesn't reach these levels fighting bums or carefully selected opponents.