Originally Posted by McGrain
We'll take the Marshall of '44 who beat Maxim, Williams, LaMotta, Bolden and Jack Chase all under 168 but above 160, primed with a good camp and all that nonsense.
In the other corner, the absolutely primed Roy Jones, say from the end of 1995, motivated and safe in the knowledge that he has the most difficult fight of his career in front of him.
It's an interesting fight this for Jones. Marshall can punch and is in the habit of launching unexpected attacks. But those are his chances. I'm interested in anyone who would actually pick him if a prime Marshall were being lined up against a prime Jones for the super-middleweight championship of the world.
Marshall was a hell of a fighter but Jones was even better at 168 Lbs. Jones was very fast, accurate, hard to hit once, almost impossible to hit clean with two punches in a row, and he had good power in both hands. He was in excellent shape and usually looked like he could go another 12 rounds even in a decision win.
I'll take Jones by late round stoppage.