This past weekend in Glasgow, Ohara Davies (15-1, 12 KOs) suffered his first career defeat when he was stopped in the seventh round in a high stakes fight with rising junior welterweight star Josh Taylor of Scotland.
Davies was down twice in the fight before the contest was waved off in the seventh round.
It was an unexpected outcome, as many saw the contest as a 50-50 encounter and some were even picking the talkative Davies to win.
A few days later, some experts are now wondering if Davies made a mistake by taking a fight like this so soon in his career and traveling over to the opponent's backyard.
Davies, who prior to the fight had labeled Taylor as 'a bum,' has no regrets.
"If I could turn time back, I would still take that fight over and over again," Davies told Sky Sports. "No matter how many times I get offered a fight like that, I will always say yes.
"My dream hasn't gone. I've still got a goal, I've still got ambition. We've still got big fights there ahead. But I don't regret anything that I've done, because everything that I've done makes me the man I am now. I'm a better man now than I was five or six years ago. You've got to take the bitter with the sweet. Not everything in life can go how I want it to go. It's just life."
Davies also denied any and all claims that he quit in the contest. After Davies was dropped hard in the seventh, Taylor quickly moved in for the kill - and then Davies turned his back, which gave a sure signal that he was done - and also prompted the referee to quickly jump in to protect him from further harm.
"People think that I just didn't want to fight, that I lost heart, and I quit," said Davies. "What happened was, I took a shot and then all of a sudden I couldn't breathe. Not through one of my nostrils, but through both of them. I literally couldn't breathe, so that is why it happened. I was getting beat anyway, so I'm not going to use that as an excuse either. I'm going to take this loss as a man."