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Old 01-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #192
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Default Re: Just how bad was Haglar robbed if at all against SRL?

Originally Posted by Waynegrade View Post
I definitely feel MMH fought the wrong fight against SRL. Giving away the first 4 rds, while trying to outbox SRL, orthodox. And, not truly taking it to SRL , southpaw, cutting off the ring, and taking it inside to SRL. He did some of it later on in the fight. But, he kind of left the door open for Ray by not fighting to HIS strengths. I didn`t feel it was a definitive win, some rds close to call. However, SRL worked the rds carefully, lots ofg

boxing savvy and squeaked out the decision. I think if they had gotten the rematch, we would have seen a different Hagler, even though he was near the end of the line. Goody told me they pushed hard for the rematch, but when they realized it wasn`t happening, Hagler packed his gloves ...
I've heard Hagler was borderline mentally unstable with how badly he wanted and pushed for the rematch, but I think Leonard knew he caught lightning in a bottle that night where everything came together perfectly for him to squeek by with a razor thin decision.
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