Originally Posted by pecho26
I think what separated him from the most of boxers of that time was his mental toughness.
He was just a pure badass.
his training was not so different then the boxers of that time.
There was a serious bad side about this loneliness - he was apparently very open in conversations after someone would make him think that he is "friendly". This is what Ray did lurking Hagler into fighting with him being non-friendly at all.
Also, as the story goes, his loneliness paid bad service to his marriage life later on.