Originally Posted by MagnaNasakki
Hagler surrendered them pretty likely. Clearly must have not thought they made a difference.
In hindsight, allowing a rusty fighter off a long layoff a MUCH shorter distance(3 rounds is quite a bit) was the height of foolishness.
Indeed. He wanted Leonard's name on his CV, and he also wanted the pay day. I suppose he thought the fight wouldn't last that long anyhow. Ray hadn't fought in such a long time. It's completely understandable Hagler wouldn't have been all that worried. I'd probably have done the same thing just to get the man in the ring.