Originally Posted by Assassin
Since when the **** did Hagler rely on conditioning, will and physical strength? It amazes me how many people always seem to say that when they reflect on Hagler.
Yeah it was only that for Hagler.
It had nothing to do with his brilliant jab, underrated parrying skills, lateral movement, considerable power, combinations, ability to fight from either stance, etc...
Funny thing is, I'm not much of a Hagler fan at all. But I always seem to be defending him against people who understate his skill.
The "Hagler was a brawler" myth is one of my boxing pet peeves.