Originally Posted by McGrain
He didn't react well under fire because his punch resistance wasn't equal to the power that was delivered. Liston hit him hard enough to hurt him every time he landed a hard punch - do you accept that?
I accept Liston hurt Floyd, of course I do. Punch resistance has a lot to do with anticipation and being able to roll rather than tense up. Sometimes a fighter can take a hard punch without the same impression each time. If a fighter has settled down he takes a better shot. A psyched out fighter never settles down. A good punch is always a good punch and yes, Liston landed good punches on Floyd. More so in the first fight in my opinion but still good punches. He was throwing bombs.