Originally Posted by REAPER
Duran gave Hagler some problems because his skills and physical assets made him better on the inside against Hagler, so Hagler was forced to become more tenative and box.
You couldn't be more wrong here.
Duran for once in his life was getting outdone on the inside. Well, hardly surprising considering where Duran had orginally come from and Hagler being a natural Middleweight. Size had to tell eventually.
Duran found himself outgunned on the inside so fought a decent but conservative fight from the outside. Hagler could have and i believe should have put more pressure on, particularly after his biggest round of the fight came from aggressiveness but he got home quite ok.
But yes, it was Duran who initiated an outside battle.
Hagler then let him.