Man you’re all over the place and to me we aren’t communicating well because a lot of what you’re saying makes no sense. So I’ll try to make it clear: 1) If you watch Duran-Laing, or Duran-Benitez, you would conclude that Duran would not be competitive with Hagler. But Hagler gave him a shot anyway. And, lo and behold, Duran was competitive with Hagler. I neither said nor implied that Laing fought Duran before Duran fought Benitez. I said Duran lost to Laing before he fought Hagler, genius. 2) You’re saying Benitez wouldn’t be competitive with Hagler because of how Wilfred’s fight with Hamsho went — but that fight HAD NOT HAPPENED YET at the time I’m talking about. So it’s not a factor in making a matchup between Hagler and Benitez. (But if you consider Benitez-Hamsho anyway, look at how Duran looked vs. Laing and Wilfred and he showed well vs. Hagler, so maybe Wilfred would also have been competitive vs. Hagler — you can’t say he wouldn’t based off a fight that hasn’t happened yet, and you can’t say he wouldn’t just because he looked bad in another fight because Duran had also looked bad and he was able to hang with Marvin. 4) I am not saying Wilfred fights exactly like Duran. I’m saying just because a guy looks bad in one fight doesn’t mean he won’t be competitive in another. You want apples to apples? Duran also lost to Robbie Sims, who fights as close to Hagler as anyone (same trainers, half-brother, southpaw). So just like you cannot conclude off Duran-Sims that Duran couldn’t hang with Hagler, you cannot conclude off of Benitez-Hamsho that Wilfred couldn’t hang with Hagler. I don’t know how to make that any clearer. Another point you just brought up: you say Hearns earned his shot at Hagler by beating Duran, but they were supposed to have fought originally nearly 2 1/2 years before that. So there was a plan for them to fight before Hearns ever fought Duran. But whether you think Hagler beats Benitez is not the point. Hager fought lots of fights against guys he was expected to beat. Did you think Marvin was going to lose to Caveman or Fully Obel (either time, much less after he had already destroyed him)? No, of course not, but it didn’t stop the fights from being made. To your last point about Hagler giving up the title — Arum paid step-aside money to Roldan FOUR TIMES and also put him on Hagler undercards all four times so he could make other fights. He could have done the same to make Hagler-Benitez without Hagler losing the title (unless he loses it to Benitez).