I'm pretty sure this could be merged with the thread regarding safer measures in the sport, but here we go. I responded to KSUN's post a few mins ago and praised the likes of Ward and Bradley being young (and knowledgeable) commentators.
With that in mind, I wanna bring up something we've all been talking about for weeks now....brain injuries. Not the ones that ruin you immediately, but the long-term injuries.
I saw an interview with Floyd Sr. after the NVBHOF and I almost teared up, smh. When I say, mentally, he's GONE. Smh. I saw another interview after the Thurman/Pac fight (I believe) and he struggled during the interview...and these f*ckin interviews go on for nearly 5 mins. WTF???
He can barely string a sentence along and he loses his points just as quickly as he starts them. I mean, he is 66 years old, but I've seen people in their 60's speak better than this.
He's always been a bit delayed and you could see in the Mayweather/De La Hoya post-fight interview when he was struggling to "spit it out". Over the years, he seemed to have gotten better and was back to talking shit (which I love), but he's in bad shape nowadays.
Do any you all notice it from current fighters or guys who recently retired (5 years ago and beyond)??? If so, who? Post the clip (if you can find it) and explain.
UPDATE: I just saw Jr. and Sr.'s HOF speech and Sr. mentioned being in a bad car accident recently, that puts a lot of things in perspective as far as his speech is concerned.