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Are we too harsh on 'quitters' or are some of them inexcusable?
I often read a lot of negative posts about boxers who was perceived to have 'quit' at some point of his career. Are we too harsh on certain boxers who just gave up?
Victor Ortiz is a recent example. The guy had his jaw broken, was under an extreme amount of pain/stress and in my opinion it is perfectly understandable to quit in that situation.
Robert Duran and 'NO Mas' IN MY opinion is not understandable. (He made up for it later). Vitali and Chris Byrd is hard to figure out. Vitali during the Post-Fight interviews clearly stated that 'he did not know if he was winning the fight and that 'he don't want to go on because he don't want to take further risks'. The quote that really made me supsicious of Vitali's motives was this one
"After third round, I realize I couldn't withstand/fight SouthPaws" That don't really sound like the words of someone who had a 'torn cuff'. But once again he made up for it afterwards(just like Duran).
I guess if I see the VISUAL evidence of a boxer's physical deterioration in the ring, it is more acceptable because his very life is on the line. Harder to understand when the boxer seem fine and just decided he don't want to try anymore.
List some fighters quitting that is perfectly acceptable in your eyes and some that is just unacceptable.
Last edited by WolfGirl; 11-20-2012 at 02:45 PM.