Originally Posted by leelandk
Sorry. I disagree. Roy was not the same Roy of old. If you were impressed by that performance, watch a little more boxing and learn the sport.
What else would you expect Emmanuel to say? He's calling an HBO fight and was cashing an HBO paycheck. Get real.
Roy said he was gonna knock Tito out in the fourth or fifth. He didn't. He didn't even come close. Then he starts running his mouth and you are drinking the kool-aid.
Tito is shot as a fighter. Tito knew it. I knew it. Roy knew it. And he still couldn't close the show. A true p4p boxer would have finished Tito with ease and eaten him alive in the ring.
Roy said he was still the P4P king because fighters like Floyd, B-Hop, and Oscar don't throw combininations. But Roy has lost all ability to put his punches together. He's a pot shotter now with a good lead right. Nothing more.
All you got last night was a less skilled, less powerful, slower "Reluctant" Roy who is not a warrior. But go ahead and be impressed with him. As for me, I'd rather be a boxing fan.
I don't think i said Roy was the old Roy, and if i did that is not what i meant.
I just meant Roy last night looked much better then he has in a long time.
I felt Roy toyed with Tito that whole fight.
why i say that is when Roy would hurt Tito he would stop throwing punches smile and dancing or move away.
Roys combos where still there when he wanted to use them. Thats another reason i felt he just toyed with Tito.
I have been a huge Roy fan my whole life, i know Roy is slower and not as strong as he use to be but He has been boxing his whole life an his skills are going but he is still a good boxer and like i said at super mw he will give anyone a run for their money.