Originally Posted by Rex Tickard
It doesn't - it prevents the opponent from scoring points, while the other fighter scores with punches in between tying up.
And that's precisely what Leonard did through the first four rounds IMO.
It's a valid tactic. I'm not gonna penalize what a guy is doing when the ref isn't. If he's the general, and he's landing, and the opponent isn't and can't force different behavior, one guy is outboxing the other guy.