Originally Posted by BoxingGenius27
So the main point/concern at hand is should we advise this new generation not to win to convincingly, but in turn try to have at least 2-3 "wars" with a top ranked opponent and look like they're struggling so their legacy can go down in history as one of the greats?
Feel free to discuss.
If a fighter is constantly fighting the best opposition available, inevitably they will face adversity and end up in "wars" with top ranked opponents.
You are only as good as the opponents you faced however. If you only fought bums, you're the "king of the bums". If you take on everyone and win, then you're the best fighter of that era. If you fight several ATGs or fighters of your era that will also become ATGs and win decisively, you're the best of the ATGs. (sort of, alot of speculation plays into that last one, but hopefully you get my drift)
I don't think its an issue of making yourself look vunerable. Its more of less to keep challenging yourself and rising to the occasion.