We all know these guys stlyes well. Hagler can brawl or box from the southpaw or orthodox position. I wonder how Robinson deals with it. Robinson can be hit by the jab, and Hagler has a strong jab. If Hagler can keep a jab on Robinson to get in and bang him to the body...
Hagler isn't likely to run out of gas in 15 not matter the pace. At 160 Robinson would have to deal with a fighter who took as good a punch as Lamotta, punched harder than Fulmer, and was Basilio tough. Robinson can handle it, but it is as tough a match-up for him as it is for Hag. When Robinson is greatly pressured he tends to be content to pick his shots one at a time untill and oppurtunity come open for combinations. Rounds like that are the one he tends to lose. I scored all the rounds that looked like this for Lamotta in the last bout. You cna see that he cannot let this happen to him against Hagler.
The battle will be won in the trenches. Robinson will not be able to hold Hagler of if Hagler feels the fight slipping on points. Robinson has better firepower but Hagler is the better inside fighter.
I see this fight ending in a few ways.
1.Robinson finding the range with the straight hand and coming back with a left hook the could posibly end the fight.
2. Hagler putting non-stop pressure on Ray until the bell and winning a close one.
3. Robinson winning due to stopage and cuts. Or just griding out and tough point decision with a knock down over Hagler.
I think Robinson has to at least drop Hagler to beat him. I don't think he can fight going backwards against a fighter as agressive, strong, and tough as Halger and win. If not Hagler mayl finish the fight stronger because of his conditioning and win because of his agressiveness