He fought way beyond his prime, however his "out of prime" was good enough to defeat top contenders much younger than himself and champions too!
His defense was suberb but he gave up some of it to take control of a fight when he felt his opponent didn't have the power to stop him! He had a perfect build for a fighter and his attitude and willingness to defend and defeat has not been matched yet! With 200+ pro fights and another 140+ amatuer fights he was the Professor of Boxing and could box & fight at the same time!! Methods and Techniques that no one else has emulated then add in his passion and you have a boxing machine that reigned supreme for years!