Originally Posted by MAG1965
Mugabi was not a durable as Barkley and didn't have his heart. Hagler was rusty the night Mugabi fought him. John just never could take a great punch. I think Tommy's first big punch wobbles John an the follow up stops him. Tommy punched much harder than Hagler.
I think there's a good chance that it was Hagler who ruined Mugabi's punch resistance. That was the type of war that could ruin fighters, and I think it definitely left Mugabi as damaged goods.