Originally Posted by Anthony342
So why did he stay active for so long? Did he not save his money or did he have tax trouble, like Louis?
He had some tax trouble but not to the Joe Louis level. He demanded that he be paid cash under the table for one of his later fights, so the irs wouldn't be able to get its hands on his money.
SRR fought for a long time due to fast spending and bad business decisions.
I suppose this was good in the big picture. He may have not solidified himself as the GOAT had he not come out of retirement from being broke.