Why is “Quitting” looked down upon

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  1. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    I have no issue with a fighter giving up and quitting.

    But I leaves a question mark because this is a brutal sport, so if the pressure is put on someone who has quit will they quit again?

    That being said, the greatest boxers in all of history have quit before now.

    Robinson quit against Maxim due to heat.
    Duran quit against Leonard due to stomach cramps.
    Langford quit against Wills due to too much punishment
    Greb quit against Graves due to a broken arm
    Pep quit against Saddler due to a shoulder injury

    So quitting has never been a barrier to greatness when all is said and done.

    But in the moment, at the time, it raises questions about how much heart a fighter has.
     
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  2. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This is a gladiator sport. The only one left, hence why we like it.

    If you want to quit like a biatch go play tennis or something. This is a hurt game.
     
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  3. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile God Bless America Full Member

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    Don't marry crazy gold digging strippers?:nusenuse:
     
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  4. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile God Bless America Full Member

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    Do you want to see people punch each other and hurt each other? Do you?
     
  5. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

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    I want Tyson Fury
     
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    reed_man02 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    and Vitali klitschko
     
  7. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Boxing is set up so that the fighter shouldn't have to quit. The ref, and your corner have a job to stop a fight before it gets to the point where a fighter wants to quit. So when we see a fighter quit we automatically think less of them.
     
  8. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile God Bless America Full Member

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    Exactly. If your health is in danger either a referee, a doctor, or a corner man will stop the fight. Quitting is reprehensible in a fighter. It shows a lack of heart. Turtle up and run if you have to. Fight negative and clinch a lot. That's a little more dignified. You're paid to conquer or be conquered. I've got no respect for someone who can dish it out but who can't take it.
     
  9. wutang

    wutang Active Member Full Member

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    Because keyboard warriors think a fighter should risk their life for entertainment purposes. Then they label the fighter a bum or describe them as having no heart - while the keyboard warrior smashes a chocolate bar.
    In all seriousness, I can understand why some quit jobs are frustrating for fans. Like when a fighter quits just because they're being outclassed, but when a fighter is taking a tremendous beating, I don't think there's any shame in that fighter protecting themselves and living to fight another day.
     
  10. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    My dear fellow..if I may....did you see nigel benns two fights with steve collins and his defeat to michael watson? Do you consider them quit jobs?
     
  11. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

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    Why should it only be the ref or the corner who withdraw a fighter and not the fighter themselves.

    Are refs or those in fighters corner medical experts, NO, they may be experienced in their role however it is the fighter themselves who is experiencing the pain, trauma or whatever.

    Would folk have trusted Tysons corner at the Douglas fight to make a sensible decision re stopping the fight if it was necessary, as they were not even competent enough to give required advice between rounds or even have a endswell to deal with Tysons eye swelling.

    What some folk seem to be suggesting is that unless your opponent parts you from your consciousness or the corner or ref stop the fight, you can't say " No Mas". ?

    Regular quitters are not going to get many bouts, so there is incentive to try and fight on.

    I admire the warriors who will keep fighting until they still have breath in their bodies despite taking a beating, however i would rather a warrior getting the 'faecal matter' knocked out of him, think nope todays not my day and withdraw his labour, the history of our sport is littered with too many boxers who experienced Joe Fraziers quote:

    "Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book"

    Willie Pastranos well known words sorta seems appropriate even just for the comedic value, who when in the fight he lost to Torres was asked by the ringside doctor if he knew where he was, Pastrano replied "You're damn right I know where I am I'm in Madison Square Garden getting the **** kicked out of me".
     
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  12. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    That’s why nobody will ever remember you, you’re a quitter, a loser that blames everyone else for your own ****ty life.
     
  13. Eel87

    Eel87 Active Member Full Member

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    If we take sparring into consideration, my guess is nearly every fighter has quit at some point.
     
  14. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Active Member Full Member

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    do you think it warms gatti's corpse that people "remember him"?
    you're talking like a teenager. age and experience should change that point of view.
     
  15. adokei

    adokei Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Cotto didn't quit, his corner finally threw in the towel.
    That is besides the fact that he had been beaten with bricks for 10 rounds.