Originally Posted by burt bienstock
when comparing Roy Jones against Harry Greb or ANY other MW we must stipulate 160 pounds or less day of the fight...Roy Jones was born over 160 pounds...The oldtime MW
fighters made 158-60 the day of the bout as did other division fighters...
Roy Jones was great at his weight, but comparing one great LH Roy Jones against an Archie Moore, an Ezzard Charles at LH does not take into account of the longevity
factor in amount of bouts they fought versus Roy Jones and the great opposition
Moore and Ezzard faced and conquered...
Like comparing a baseball hitter that hits 340 for two seasons as opposed to another player that averages 340 over 10 seasons...A helluva lot harder to do....
Burt, I like this post a lot and you raise really valid points WITHOUT disrespecting or dismissing jones. same day weigh ins WERE harder and would prevent jones from going up to 180 by the time of the fight. his longevity is also very different from someone like greb, along with his activity (no 45 fights a year for jones). doesn't mean he couldn't win, but you have to consider a number of other factors