Give me a straight shot to the nose over a solid left hook to the body all day long haha.
I think anybody can fight and be a good fighter as long as they can get over the psychological barriers. End of the day all our bodies can be made to be stronger, faster etc no matter how weak we are before we start. It's just some people are too weak mentally to even step into a gym never mind spar etc..
To be fair, his fear of being hit appears to be based in the possible long term damage that hits to the head may do to your brain, rather than him just being a pussy.