While I understand the sincere sentiments concerning the obviously shot RJJ, I saw a fight where he was actually competitive right up to the moment he got KO'd. I even had him ahead by a point going into the last round.
Before I continue, I will say as a DIE HARD RJJ fan that I think he should hang em up and don't wanna to see him risk his life like that again. However when I think of it, there were/are other future HOF'ers that we didn't make those same calls on as fervently as we do Superma... I mean the wheelchair version Christopher Reeve. I haven't seen that same call for James Toney, Tarver, Mosley, Duran, Mayorga, DLH, Trinidad or even Holyfield etc.
What I DO get is that if Roy can't get in that squared circle and perform as we're all accustomed to in his peak, then we don't wanna see it. That's actually a huge complement to his legacy. Let it be (and it has been) the fighters that I mention if they suffered the same fate, the call wouldn't be as passionate.
That being said, it is well understood that Sup is not the typical boxer (EVEN HOF status) that we accept fighting well past his prime as we have and do other boxers. It just that what he's done during his reign was just TOO special to see him doing what he's doing right now. And that Sir, puts him in an elite company (Ali, Louis, SRL... Hell... I can't think of any others)
That's my two cents
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