Bobby, you're going out of your way to talk shit on the best mma fighter in history? Alrighty dude. Can't back you on this.
He's my all time favorite and the greatest ever, there's no need to bend the truth to make him out to be something he wasn't. He was good enough as is.
Fedor's boxing was brilliant when it was used primarily to close the distance and if that didn't work: to land a wild hook. He was a GNP/Sub fighter who used a tornado of punches to grab a hold of his opponent and take him down and do his real work.
The Fedor that came to the US was a straight up Stand and Wanger. He forgot about the entire grappling aspect of MMA once he landed that crazy bomb on Rogers.
While his boxing was great for setting up clinches or causing his opponent to back up, it wasn't enough on it's own, and that's evidenced by his lack of success fighting in the USA.
I don't even think his speed eroded that much. I think his physical strength went into steep decline, he wasn't training as hard and he neglected to keep up with advanced grappling (trying to get Vinny M to coach for free WTF)
He was pretty quick in the Hendo and Bigfoot fights, but both guys manhanded him and pushed him around. The narrative that Bigfoot's size led to Fedor fighting from distance is a false one. He threw and landed the same crazy punches, but Bigfoot shrugged them off and countered instead of freezing or retreating. The lack of impact on his punches is what gave Bigfoot confidence.
Post Strikeforce Fedor looked to be even quicker than the bootleg version we got in the US, and he looked sharper than ever in those fights.