Wilfredo benitez today

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My initial comment was made to show critics of defensive fighters the dangers of taking unnecessary punches and what impact it could have on the human body.
Often in this sports fighters are shamed for being defensively disciplined. In a sports were the main objective is punch and not allow yourself to be punched, fighters who adhere to these very objective are called boring, hugger, runners and all kinds of disrespectful and derogatory terms.
Seriously, I don't know what is it that you don't get.
 
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My initial comment was made to show critics of defensive fighters the dangers of taking unnecessary punches and what impact it could have on the human body.
Often in this sports fighters are shamed for being defensively disciplined. In a sports were the main objective is punch and not allow yourself to be punched, fighters who adhere to these very objective are called boring, hugger, runners and all kinds of disrespectful and derogatory terms.
Seriously, I don't know what is it that you don't get.
That's fair enough. I thought you meant some people actually criticize WB for having been too defensive. Hence my comment "said no one ever" ( about Benitez) ;-)
 
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Fuck Gregorio Benitez and Jack Quarry for forcing their sons into boxing before they were old enough to consent. (Gregorio appropriately died of a brain hemorrhage a day before the 30th anniversary of his son beating Cervantes, but should've been in the ring with Pambele, Palomino, SRL, Duran and Hearns himself for what he did.)

Tony Ayala, Jr. outlived his old man by a lousy year. Kids should not be deliberately forced by their parents into getting hit on the head. Like the Quarrys and Benitezs, the Ayalas and others never had a choice.(Jerry Quarry remained lucid long enough to express that fact. He died at 53, Mike Quarry died at 55 and Jack Quarry lived to be 83 while mother Arwanda lived to be 84, so they had 30 years more, and 40 more quality years than their sons. Yes, I realize their sister Brenda also died at just 55, but it wasn't from brain trauma.)

Wilfred had a good nature. A 1976 SI article was titled, "Papa Benitez knows best." Only for himself. We owe it to Wilfred to shit on his old man's memory for him.
 
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Sure you can. If all you intend to do is stay safe and fight rigged fights, then fricking RETIRE.
Rigged fights?
Please elaborate. You mean like the outcome of the fight was already decided before the fight even began?
 
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He's been like this for awhile, he's also rather unknown in Puerto Rico as one of the greats.

A lot of that is from sparring. If you've ever competed, especially as an amateur, sparring is a fight. A lot of the gyms I went to sparred 3 times a week, I can only imagine how it was back in the day
 

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This is what happens when you take punches to the head as a child. Even though he's one of the best defensive fighters of all-time, you box for that long and this could happen. And then you look at blood and guts guys like George Foreman, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Marvin Hagler, etc. and they are clean as a whistle. Probably because they didn't start boxing until they were old enough to drive
 
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This is what happens when you take punches to the head as a child. Even though he's one of the best defensive fighters of all-time, you box for that long and this could happen. And then you look at blood and guts guys like George Foreman, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Marvin Hagler, etc. and they are clean as a whistle. Probably because they didn't start boxing until they were old enough to drive
In fact, Hagler actually moved to Italy, learned Italian, became an action film star there, and even speaks English today with an Italian accent, an impressive neurological achievement for somebody known as having the best chin in the business during his reign. Today, he can even pronounce Antuofermo correctly. (During his boxing career, Marvin pronounced Vito's last name as "Antuofermio," and there are plenty of camera clips of how he pronounced Vito's last name then and now.)

Larry Holmes also took up boxing when he was 19, and competed successfully until he was in his 50's. There's absolutely nothing wrong with his mind at 71.

Boxing exercises might be fantastic physical training and conditioning, but there should be a minimum age of consent for getting punched in the head, along the same guidelines as the minimum age for sexual consent. A maturing and developing brain should not be subjected to that kind of repeated impact in any sport.
 
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Horrific...and the man was one of the greatest defensive fighters of fall time. If it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone.
 
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