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.
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)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.
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.)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