Originally Posted by Synthetic Decay
There was definitely a deterioration there. If it was anyone else but Marv in the first half of the fight, most people wouldn't have a problem scoring for Ray. He looked very flat, his work just wasn't cohesive. At his best i think he would have just ground Ray down with strength, sharpness and educated pressure.
Educated pressure like that against Obelmejias? I agree. Leonard winning a few but holding on towards the end and giving up a 10-5 decision, remembering that perhaps Leonard would have also been a bit fresher back then, but Hagler was better than his 1987 incarnation in every way, by a long way.