QUOTE (Super_Lightweight @ Jan 26 2005, 10:52 AM)
I read a theory on another website that Shane Mosley and Roy have fallen off because they had to stop taking steroids after the Balco scandal. This article upset me very much. I was wondering what you guys think about it.
Do steroids help boxers or hurt them or what? Do you really think either one of them was actually using steroids and if so for how long and starting when? Do steroids help you to avoid getting old?
I think Roy was going to lose to Tarver in the rematch with or without steroids due to permanent damage he did to his body after coming back down and just a gradual decline in footspeed evident a couple years ago vs Woods. I don't think he or Shane looked super because of steroids, but I'm just one man. Hopkins is still going strong at 40 or so it seems and I don't think he's on steroids but who knows?
This would really concern me if fighters are made much better by steroids. I do know Richard Hall tested positive for them but they didn't seem to help him too much. Maybe a lot of the top boxers use them perhaps? Maybe everyone feels like they have to use 'em in order to keep the guys that do use them from having an advantage over them?
Get back at me. Try not to use too much conjecture. Don't act like a scientist if you ain't one. Answer the poll if you want.
Roy wasn't involved with BALCO so I don't know how that could be.