Why is “Quitting” looked down upon

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  1. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    Then you should of thought about that before you got this job, ppl relying on you to finish your job.
     
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  2. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    If you break something in boxing the ref or the Dr will stop the fight. Otherwise you have to trust that your corner do the right thing.

    Look, I been in the corner to a couple of fighters that I saw that they “mentally quit” and started to take unnecessary punishment so I threw in the towel, sometimes you have to save the fighter from themselves. But, I knew that they “quit” and I had hard time to respect them the same after.
     
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  3. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Julio César Chávez jr
    Victor Ortiz
    Andrew Golota
    Oliver McCall
    & toward at the end of his career
    Even Julio. Cesar Chavez Sr. Started quitting fights.
    Oscar quit against Pacquiao to literally save face. & never fought again

    out of all those Oscars is the most understandable because he was past it & retired after that fight.
     
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  4. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    It’s your profession, does it really matter what the job is? Will you be ok with a police officer walk away from a dangerous situation because he “feels” like he’s own life is in danger? Or a solider walk a way from a fire fight because he feels he’s own life is in danger? Or a Fireman leaves a burning building with ppl it because he feels it danger his own life? Switch profession if it’s not for you!

    Bunch snowflakes on this thread.
     
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  5. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I am very physically burn you Full Member

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    What if there's abuse or exploitation by the management? Wouldn't walking away then be the honourable thing to do?
     
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  6. RB1702

    RB1702 Active Member Full Member

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    Give it a rest you idiot haha.
     
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  7. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    Lol, go and watch your table tennis you nerd, boxing is too violent for you snowflake.
     
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  8. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    Quitting is never the “honorable” thing to do, even if it is sometimes the smart thing to do.
     
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  9. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    Listen guys, I wasn’t trying to start a debate, if you guys like quitters or are used to quit in life as soon as it gets hard it’s fine, do what makes you happy, it doesn’t matter to me. I just stated what most fighters feel/think about quitting, that it’s unacceptable, it doesn’t mean it’s right or not but all you guys know it’s no greater feeling than to overcome a tough situation, especially when odds are against you, quitting never feels “good”, it’s no way around it.
     
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  10. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Todd Morgan Beamer (11/24/68 – 9/11/01) Lets roll! Full Member

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    Because we view boxers as Supermen. They're supposed to be fearless, gluttons for punishment etc. While there are certainly armchairs who weigh in not knowing much it needs to be remembered that these guys are not judged in comparison to ourselves but rather their peers. Quitting isn't always the worst thing and sometimes totally understandable. Just remember that most boxers who ascended to Olympus did so on account of not only their skills but also toughness. But there are always exceptions(Durans Nomas)
     
  11. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Also it is looked down upon because fighters sign contracts promoters compensate them (at varying degrees depending on fighter’s popularity) for those inherit risks.

    if a fighter quits ... fans feel cheated, promoters face backlash for a crappy event.

    promoters typically don’t give quitters too many more opportunities as the fans will be Leary of purchasing another event with a fighter who has a reputation for quitting for obvious reasons.

    follow the money, it always leads you to the motives.
     
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  12. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The simple answer is because it's not seen as manly or warrior-like.
     
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  13. Tankatron

    Tankatron Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm married, own my house, get a rental income from another property thanks to the wife, we own 2 cars and have several 10's of thousands in the bank. I've changed career at nearly 50 this year to become an Asbestos Surveyor, have worked through lock down and can honestly say that I have never been so content in life.

    Not really the persona of a quitter, true ill never be a millionnaire but I've never really quit at anything in life. Having said that, I've never been punched to the head and body to the point of unconsciousness and hospitalisation (come pretty close though), so I don't really **** on people who do. Some times it's the right and sensible thing to say 'I've had enough' and fight another day and there is NO SHAME IN IT!
     
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  14. Tankatron

    Tankatron Well-Known Member Full Member

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    And I consider non of them as being quitters.....achieved far more in life than any of us.
     
  15. Rico Spadafora

    Rico Spadafora Best Chin On ESB Full Member

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    Add Mike Tyson to the list.
     
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