Alexis Arguello gave everything that he had in the first bout with
Aaron Pryor, a fighter with youth, stamina, strength, and an
unbelievable work rate. In fact, I thought Arguello performed
extremely well in the bout, but he took quite a bit of punishment
and was stopped in a brutal way. In the second bout, it was
obvious that Arguello was a shell of his former self and took
a beating. Yes, he quit in the latter bout, but he was far
from being the vintage fighter he was during his prime
By the way, Armando Muniz, an incredibility game fighter
during his prime, quit in his bout with Sugar Ray Leonard.
Muniz never fought again.
Some people would say that Muhammad Ali quit in his
corner in his bout with Larry Holmes. Of course, Ali
making an ill-advised comeback and was taking a beating.
- Chuck Johnston