Losing a boxing match is not at all like discovering that another person is better than you at a particular skill. Remember that Boxing is basically fighting. If someone outfights you then you have to come to grips with all that entails. Being outfought, or worse knocked out, means you have been emasculated and are subsequently less of a man than your opponent. In other words, if the world consisted of just you and him, he would get what he wanted and you wouldn’t.
Manny Pacquiao does not want to murder gay people, but what Manny Pacquiao wants, says, and does matter much less than the financial implications of what people think Manny Pacquiao wants, says, and does.
If Chad Dawson is a fighter who will do just enough to win and no more, Bernard Hopkins is the type of fighter who will do whatever it takes to win, and nothing less. With Hopkins, it's always personal.
Justice was served, but it was no mere formality. Both of these guys swear that the rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito was up there for the most profound sports experiences of their lives. Magic stills happen in Madison Square Garden, and it doesn't have to be nice.