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Old 12-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Is it an unwritten rule that a fighter must consider retiring after a ko loss?

If a fighter suffers a devastating ko loss does that mean he has to seriously consider retiring? I don't understand what the big deal is. When a boxer is ko'd does it mean that their chin and all skills are imediately depleted permanently?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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Once is cracked once its so much easier to get stopped again. e.g joness
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of course not. he got careless and got caught thats it. dude is still a marvelous fighter
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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How many STAR fighters have comeback from being knocked unconscious?
(Any recent examples, say last 30 years or so??)

Hearns, Duran, Norris, S. Brown, Lewis ect... Anymore?
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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Just the modern boxing fan mentality
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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getting KTFO'd like that and lying out cold for around 5 minutes has a big impact, physically as well as mentally
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:22 PM   #7
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How many STAR fighters have comeback from being knocked unconscious?
(Any recent examples, say last 30 years or so??)

Hearns, Duran, Norris, S. Brown, Lewis ect... Anymore?
Yes sometimes a guy just doesnt have it anymore, he may be shot. However, I think that other things are just as prevalent such as the refs and the ringside docter that often prevent boxers from getteing back to greatness. There are often fights where a proven warrior will get into a bit of trouble, he might get tagged by a good shot that causes him to be on unsteady legs, and even though this has happened to him numerous times throughout his career the ref or docter will now jump the gun and stop the fight. Which might become the case with pacquiao he'll get tagged with some good shots like he always does but now the magnifying glass is on him, the ref will look for any excuse to end it. What are your thoughts on that?
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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I dunno, ask Roy Jones....
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His age has to be taken into account, as well as declining performances and outside the ring aspirations.
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If a fighter suffers a devastating ko loss does that mean he has to seriously consider retiring? I don't understand what the big deal is. When a boxer is ko'd does it mean that their chin and all skills are imediately depleted permanently?
Well in Manny's case it means he is not going to be as aggressive anymore. And really the reason he got KO'd had more to do with him being old/rich/lazy than anything else. So add the two together and he is not winning fights anymore, I mean cmon man. He might have a good performance here and there due to him having so much experience (ala Terrible), but his career is over.
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Well in Manny's case it means he is not going to be as aggressive anymore. And really the reason he got KO'd had more to do with him being old/rich/lazy than anything else. So add the two together and he is not winning fights anymore, I mean cmon man. He might have a good performance here and there due to him having so much experience (ala Terrible), but his career is over.
That's 100% inaccurate im not a Pac fan at all but all you have to do is look at the landscape of the division. Malignaggi, Alexander, and Bradley are champions. Even this version of Pac should be able to easily reagain a title and look pretty good while doing so. If Arum would stop is in house bs Pac could retire with all 3 belts. Im sure the casual fan would think that he was the greatest ever if he went on to do that, even if he never fought Mayweather or had a rematch with Marquez.
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If they don't want any brain damage they should
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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That's 100% inaccurate im not a Pac fan at all but all you have to do is look at the landscape of the division. Malignaggi, Alexander, and Bradley are champions. Even this version of Pac should be able to easily reagain a title and look pretty good while doing so. If Arum would stop is in house bs Pac could retire with all 3 belts. Im sure the casual fan would think that he was the greatest ever if he went on to do that, even if he never fought Mayweather or had a rematch with Marquez.
All true, but is it necessary? Not really. It's not going to elevate his ATG status fighting those three. He already is an ATG. He could have retired after the Hatton, Cotto or Margarito bout and nobody would have questioned his stature. I don't think the only issue is competing, it's also retiring with good health down the line and your senses in tact.
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