Some great fighters have staked everything on their ability to hand out punishment and others have depended on their ability to take it and then come back for more. Any great athlete must be able to take it no matter what sort of a wallop he possesses. I’ll never forget reading Fitzsimmons’ impression when he hit Jeff and hit him with everything he had. and Jeff simply kept on boring in. Right then Fitz knew it was only a question of how long that fight was going to last. His chance had come and gone.