Does it make people think that PED's don't help boxers as much as a lot of us originally thought what with his record? And no, I'm not seeking justification, I just think it's a reasonable point.
And this is what, the third boxer to be caught in a month for "using?" Embarrassing!
I see your point.
I suppose each case has its own details.
For me, Larry O was not slick, not a smooth boxer and didn't have much of a defence or chin. He was a physical specimen though. He was huge, with monstrous strength and explosiveness.
All pretty much attributed to over a dozen forms of high class drugs. Without his huge mass, strength and power - he'd likely have nowhere near enough natural ability to compete at British title level.
On the other hand, if you find a fighter with great boxing ability, natural power and speed - then juice him up.. He will start ripping through opponents who have previously been seen as tough.
He will likely gain lean, ripped mass and strength - thus may go up many pounds and divisions as a result - despite previously campaigning in and around the same lower weight class without issue for years as a fully grown adult, before taking PED's.
Their appearance will certainly change.