Originally Posted by Hands of Iron
Not with the caliber of fighters he was beating just prior to the fight with Robinson. Past prime? Okay. Washed up? That's bullshit. In any case, Ray has all of the tools and attributes to take a comfortable decision over him just about every time they would settle up, save for the rare late stoppage. It shouldn't seem so easy, but Robinson is who he is.
43 was only 5 years after he'd hit, imo, the most amazing achievement in boxing history.
The only people he lost to in this time at WW were Zivic (who he also beat), Joyce (who he also beat) and Shank (reportedly a close fight). He lost to Ambers and Jack down at LW but I see nothing in his form to suggest washed up is even close to being a true description of him.