Maybe. He buckled after a few of them. But you'd think that since he was being embarrassed and that he was a former world champion boxer that he'd at least attempt to take off Takada's head. And Takada would surely have been in trouble if he was hit. But, there also could have been worry that since Takada was already throwing out the rules that he'd just go ham and take him down and break his arm or something. I'd still think that he'd at least have wanted to defend himself.