Do you have more respect for defensive boxers after what’s happened to Stevenson?

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  1. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Injuries like these have been around for a long time but people still hate on guys like Ward, Mayweather, Lara, Rigondeaux, etc throughout their career due to their overly defensive style and spoiler tactics. Surely you guys have more more respect towards them after seeing the current state that Adonis Stevenson is in now?
    I’ll admit I have been critical to some defensive fighters who are unwilling to take risks, but I also acknowledge why they use defensive skills as a way of avoiding any life threatening injuries. Boxing injuries are NO joke period.
     
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  2. gmurphy

    gmurphy Land of the corrupt, home of the robbery! Full Member

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    You can drop Rico from the list unless you consider quitting a defensive tactic. Je should have took his beating
     
  3. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I have respect for all fighters, since it’s an extremely difficult way to make a living.

    That said guys have to know when to hang it up. Stevenson looked old and completely on his last legs when he fought Jack. I think he should’ve took that draw as a sign that his time was up. In the fight with Gvozdyk I had Stevenson competitive in the first two rounds, but afterwards he was breathing with his mouth wide open the rest of the fight and in my opinion was barely surviving.

    Also, all fighters suffer some permanent damage if they fight long enough. Defensive specialist like Floyd etc. are no exception.

    I remember Foreman being asked what a young man should do to best prepare for a fight career and he said to plan for memory loss or some form of brain damage. Foreman said the trade off for the things he was able to accomplish made it worth it for him, but admitted that might not be the case for other people.
     
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  4. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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  5. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    no that can happen to anyone one punch or a hundred and he went out on his shied I respect that more
     
  6. Angler Andrew

    Angler Andrew Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yes cause there is room for guys like Mayweather and it can’t be easy or there would be more.
    I’d hate to see someone like Golovkin suffer from taking needless punches.

    Let’s not forget Wilder makes jokes about this.
     
  7. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    **** no. Those guys are ***** cowards. I hate them like poison. Get out of my sport you ***** made punks. They aren't smart. They're weasels who lack the guts to fight like men. How you box reveals who you are and your philosophy. These guys were mostly greedy opportunists who would never take risks, who wanted to extract the most money out of the sport while doing the least work possible. Boxing was nothing more than a hustle or a con for them, and the fans were a bunch of rubes to be taken.
     
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  8. Serge

    Serge MUH RUSSIA, NOVICHOK, MELDONIUM, DOE Full Member

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    Ward the guy who used the top of his dome as a battering ram and a third weapon? His elbows as fourth and fifth ones? Andre SOG Ward the ''devout Christian''? Boxing is already dangerous enough with the 2 legal weapons the rules permit fighters to use.

    Nah not really.
     
  9. blackbolt396

    blackbolt396 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Your opinion, I take those con men over a face first action fighter anytime, again no cowards in pro boxing.
     
  10. bandeedo

    bandeedo quaecumque vera Full Member

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    sure theres cowards in boxing, theres cowards in the infantry, theres cowards in law enforcement, etc...you dont know what courage is.
     
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  11. DoubleJ

    DoubleJ Active Member Full Member

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    I can appreciate a defensive fighter when he's using defense to set up offense. When he's Rigo and simply stinking the joint out time and again making damn sure no action happens, I don't want to watch.
     
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  12. tinman

    tinman Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Stevenson's injury just makes me respect the guys who go toe to toe. It's a tough way to make a living.
     
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  13. blackbolt396

    blackbolt396 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    So your saying it doesn’t take courage to get in the ring?
     
  14. tinman

    tinman Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    They're leeches of the sport. They took so much from boxing (money, fame, wealth), but gave so much less in return.

    Smart guys, but bad for the sport. Boxing is basically the exploitation of fighters by fans to see who can overcome the most, who can take the most adversity and pain. And those guys did the complete opposite.
     
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  15. tinman

    tinman Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    If you constantly avoid challenges then yes.
     
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