“What Garcia is as a fighter brings one of those aforementioned fictions into play. Garcia is often described as an unremarkable fighter, one who, while excelling at few facets of boxing is proficient enough at most to get over on the unpolished types who dominate the sport. The more Garcia fights, however, the less he appears to deserve the second part of that description—the more he looks like merely an unremarkable fighter. That this reevaluation throws shade on the merits of his opponents perhaps also explains some of the vitriol directed at Garcia, who is nothing special, yet good enough to beat more popular opponents.”
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