Of course it's hypothetical. But we're still supposed to come up with the most honest or accurate answer.
The thread title "If you
were a boxer ..."
In all honesty, IF
i was a top level boxer I'd rather make more money and being known as the best in my time during my time but avoid some of the toughest fights and be open to having holes picked in my resume in the ensuing years
, rather than get all the accolades years later yet having taken far more risks with my health and being paid less for doing so.
I would advise everyone else to take the same approach too.