Originally Posted by redrooster
we've been thru this before Pea. you know that i said i saw little or no visual evidence of this decline you keep talking about. Hagler's the one who looked like he hit bottom, not Ray so to me, Ray lost that fight because he couldn't handle a fighter with that kind of speed and who could hit that sharp. Leonard doesn't like to get hit by fast, hard hitting fighters. that's why he sat out the most important years from the 80's.
Leonard was on the slide when he met Norris,that should be factored into the result,you talk about the fight as though Leonard was in his prime.