What is worse...losing a fight or ducking other fighters?

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What is worse...losing a fight or ducking other fighters?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2023.
  1. LOSING A FIGHT

    7.0%
  2. DUCKING OTHER FIGHTERS

    93.0%
  1. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    Like it or not for fighters navigating the current state of the sport it is much, much worse for their earning power to lose a fight. Sure we'd be more entertained if they didn't care but in most cases that's attitude is destructive for them as human beings with the way things are set up
     
  2. Vic The Gambler

    Vic The Gambler Active Member Full Member

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    Ducking can save your life though. It saved mine.
    If I didn’t duck, the brick that my ex wife threw at my head would most probably have shattered my skull. arf arf.

    Sorry it’s 5.30 in the morning…far too early for my best work!
     
  3. spravedlivylev

    spravedlivylev Active Member banned Full Member

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    Ducking is always cowardly, losing never is.

    The way Fury has been ducking Usyk for a year now is shameful and inexcusable.
     
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  4. acie2g

    acie2g Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    how is a lose bad for they earning power? Canelo has a loss and is the highest paid in the sport the fact of the matter is a loss don’t matter who you fight matters
     
  5. Baneofthegame

    Baneofthegame Active Member Full Member

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    To fans it seems it's losing a fight, protect the 0 at all costs, hence all the ducking.
     
  6. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    Canelo is the exception not the rule
     
  7. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Amir Khan springs to mind. Lots of losses but hardly ducked anyone.
     
  8. ConfusedGuy

    ConfusedGuy Member Full Member

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    Who the **** voted for losing a fight?
     
    Gareth Priest and One more round like this.
  9. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No it doesn’t.
     
  10. RingKing

    RingKing Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Fraud Mayweather perfected the art of ducking.
     
  11. miniq

    miniq Tyson Fury Undisputed HW Champion 18/5/24 Full Member

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    To duck a man 70 pounds lighter than you would be unforgivable and I'd commit seppuku at even the thought of such an occurrence.
     
  12. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  13. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  14. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

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    Ducking but history doesn't see it like that.
     
  15. Ayatollah

    Ayatollah ESB's Godliest poster Full Member

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    Depends.
    If you look at it from a record, loosing a fight. People will forget they "ducked" this fighter or that.
    But, your record will always in the history... Yea, he got KTFO against this or lost against that..