i think the better prepared you are, the less likely this is to happen…
i’ve rarely seen anyone quit who was really in shape…not necessarily endurance, but the right kind of endurance, and having the strength to match.
and sometimes people just put too muhc pressure on themselves and can’t match that level mentally…i imagine the Olympic athletes have some truly exceptional sports psychologists[/quote]
Did you see the Cotto vs Pacquiao fight?? Cotto is a tough SOB and clearly gave up. I would argue that it doesn’t matter who you are or what kind of conditioning you have, it is possible for someone to take the fight out of you if they clearly outclass you and frustrate you to the point that you begin to doubt your own abilities.[/quote]
no, i haven’t seen that…i guess i wasn’t speaking in all cases, but most cases.
when i think about not giving up, i think of Diego sanchez vs BJ Penn…BJ schooled Sanchez in every area the entire fight. Sanchez kept trying, though, and if he didn’t have truly exceptional conditioning, he would not have been able to do that…
he still lost, but he didn’t quit.