View Single Post
Old 01-27-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
kmac
On permanent vacation
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,434
vCash: 683
Default Re: Smelling saltes as a PED

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
I think it's unfair to condemn users of smelling salts, or any other enhancing drug, in hindsight. If it was allowed at the time, I don't think we should look back and criticise their use of it, or suggest they weren't as great because they had help from products which are now banned.

You touch on an interesting point. Guys like Mosley, Holyfield, Toney, Jones etc., are very rarely criticised because of their drug use. In 'ATG vs. ATG' hypothetical arguments, you very rarely see comments about one fighter being a proven cheat and that being part of the reason they were so good, for example. It's almost swept under the rug by fans.

Personally, I think it's unfair to criticise usage of drugs if they were allowed at the time, which includes smelling salts. However, I'm very critical of cheats who knew the rules and broke them anyway
jack, you have a lot of posts here but i think when it comes to jones, the complete opposite of what you wrote is true.
kmac is offline  Top
Reply With Quote