Originally Posted by MurkaMan
No those guys LOST, or got beat up, then overcame in their futures...Duran DID Quit, but he did better things in his future...Bernard not Only escaped a beatdown by faking an injury, But he is too old to beat the other fighters in the class...Bernard should have retired after he broke that record...at this age, you grow old over night...He doesnt have the athleticism to beat the other fighters so he will get horribly beaten by them, and he will be remembered for those losses, and this ***** move he pulled...the ast good performance of his career was the Pascal fight, but thats long gone...He messed up allot of people's ppv party...and at least Duran TRIED...He didnt pull an Ortiz in the second round by faking an injury...get off of the subject and TURN on bhop like REAL fans do!
The PPV did less than 100K so it didn't mess up too many parties.
But you just basically said he grew old overnight. Again, regardless if you believe he faked it or not (his injury has been confirmed btw) or he could have continued or whatever, it doesn't rewrite history. It doesn't take away his wins over Pascal, pavlik, tarver, trinidad, 20 mw title defenses, etc etc etc away. YOU can personally believe whatever you want...doesn't change a damn thing in the long run.
The facts are bernard will be a:
-Hall of fame fighter
-An all time great pound 4 pound fighter
-An all time great MW
-An all time great "over 40" fighter
-Multiple record holder/breaker
His career is legendary if you or others think he quit against Dawson or not. Hated or Loved his legacy is sealed.