Originally Posted by Unforgiven
Well, yeah, but it's all part of the game.
I say Hagler was ****y because he insisted on showing he could out-BOX the guy. He was ****y enough to believe others would agree with him and see things his way.
But 'out-box' is often a subjective thing, more often than 'out-fight', and certainly more subjective than 'knock out' which is clear-cut.
One of the judges seemed to be a founding member of the SRL Fan Club anyway, or bought off by persons unknown, so it was an even steeper uphill battle. And Hagler knew all this if he stopped to think rationally. He should have gone full-on-destroyer as if his life depended on it.
Of course, you are right, it was his pride and resentment that caused his outlook and strategy.
I thought he won by a point or two anyway, however many times I score it.
Leonard had this thing so structured that it was impossible for him to lose.
Literally the perfect plan.
Leonard is the ultimate conman and strategist. Floyd is the only one today who comes close to matching his wits but comes off as a douche.