What is the Difference between BJS and Duran quitting?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by asero, May 8, 2021.

  1. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Duran's quit job was the worst.
    No excuses.
    He was obviously 1000 times the fighter Saunders is or ever will be, but his quit job was pathetic.
  2. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Duran had huge cojones.which is exactly why his one off rare no mas thing was such a shock and met such outrage.duran was the last you'd expect to quit. Plus Duran redeemed himself hugely the rest of his career .it took a car accident at 51 to force his fighting heart to retire.

    Whereas BJS is a lazy typical "brand " fighter ......his heart could be questioned for years if he was talking of being an elite himself which he was .. ...fighting soft foes....talking so much not backing it up...he basically conned the easily satisfiable UK public.....he maximised his limited ability in that conjob which told us he's elite....he quit to preserve his brand...as being knocked out brutally or taking a prolonged sustained beating would have utterly ruined him as a fighter and brand and his limited stomach for elite pro fighting.The lack of heart was evident in the life and death hugging job vs an utterly raw eubank jnr who himself is a conjob when presented as an elite fight once a year may weather wannabee....but eubank jnr has a great fighting heart...so does amir Khan and kel Brook......Daniel dubois too....I wish bjs a swift recovery and hope he learns some decency and humility....an injury like that is sad to see....otherwise he fought above his true self...best performance of his career.
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  3. Malph

    Malph Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Let's see what's the deal with Saunders eye. He was doing reasonably well before getting injured.
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    BELLERS Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    Duran simply quit, not hurt at all, just outclassed & embarrassed.
    Saunders was badly hurt, broken cheekbone & risking his career & possibly his sight. He was in the fight & doing ok.
    I'm not a Saunders fan. The 2 being compared as the same are ridiculous in my opinion.
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  5. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    We'll have to see if he had all those injuries and not just a black eye
  6. The G-Man

    The G-Man Active Member Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    They re careers both before and after.
  7. makzy

    makzy Member Full Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Saunders' was justified.
  8. delboy82

    delboy82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 18, 2014
    Duran hadnt slaughtered another fellow fighter for quitting with an eye injury recently after quitting himself with an eye injury.
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  9. Skins

    Skins Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Good thing nobody told Sugar Ray Leonard that you couldn't fight with a swollen eye.
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  10. lone star

    lone star Member Full Member

    Mar 10, 2018
    Duran’s quitting was worse. Saunders had an injury that required either him carrying on risking permanent damage or retiring. BUT Duran came back. Will have to see if Saunders comes back and at what level.
  11. Origen of Pugilistica

    Origen of Pugilistica New Member Full Member

    May 8, 2020
    1) context (as in Duran's established Hall of Fame legacy)

    2) no one gives Duran any credit for the second Ray Leonard fight. Everyone admits he lost and his welterweight ledger takes a blow for it.
  12. pepsiclassic

    pepsiclassic Active Member Full Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    The difference is Duran didn't go on an extended rant about quitting.

    Saunders said he'd sooner die in the ring than quite from two broken orbitals let alone one. It just goes down as him saying something dumb
  13. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Active Member Full Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    One guy was already an ATG at the time of him saying “No Mas” while other guy’s top 2 wins are David Lemeiux and Andy Lee.
  14. boxingscience

    boxingscience Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    quit? Billy Joe suffered a broken eye socket for goodness sake. He was too injured to continue. As a boxing fan I don't want to see boxers severely hurt. I have no problem his team pulling him out, and I don't see it as quitting.
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  15. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

    May 29, 2007
    Please don’t compare Duran and Billy Jane Saunders.