Originally Posted by turbotime
No Roy Jones at 175
Originally Posted by WhataRock
He came in 11th...missed the cut by 2 points.
If I had done one today I would have found a spot for him around 9 or 10...but looking at the names ahead of him..it's no real dishonour to be ranked 11th.
Agreed. 175 is historically rich.
Here's a question, though. What if instead of going down to face Tarver at 75, Roy cashes out in a KO loss against Lewis and bows out of boxing.
How would this impact his legacy at 175? Rightly or wrongly, I think this hugely influences the perception of Roy Jones. I really do. And even though I think his victory over Tarver is arguably his most impressive performance, I think his 175 standing would be HIGHER had he retired on the aforementioned note, even though he would not have regained the 175 pound strap before losing the rematch to Tarver which started his mental down slide.