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.
Hagler landed some punches too. The second and third round look about even.
But, hey, I give Leonard the rounds just to appease the majority.
And Hagler still ends up in front after 12.