Originally Posted by Slickstar
Because they want to be taken seriously. Making certain statements can flush your credibility straight down the shitter. Lines like Marquez-pacquiao 3 was close or Oscar earned a SD in his Mayweather fight
I thought Marquez - Pacquiao 3 was close
. Maybe I should rewatch it.
I respect Oscar for making it competive even though he lost. I also rate Hopkins higher in an ATG list due to his loss to Calzaghe. I believe sometimes losing can raise a fighters stock especially when they put a good performance at an old age.