Originally Posted by burt bienstock
Yes Roy Jones COULD beat any fighter EVEN weights ,so much raw talent...
But every top fighter COULD beat any GREATER top fighter in a match...
But as a bookmaker makes odds on a fight, a ballgame, a horse race, the odds are formulated by this question " who is the most LIKELY to win " ?
And so with a Harry Greb, an Ezzard Charles, an Archie Moore,etc, men who went
through the furnace of great fighters and prospered over a much longer period...
this is how i look at it, on the balance of probabilities who is most LIKELY to win. if they fought 10 times, who'd win the most?
for me, roy would have to keep greb off him with movement for 15 rounds, while being active enough to score points. and as good a hitter as roy was at 160, there is nothing to suggest he's hurting greb.
all things equal, both at 160 same day weigh in, it's VERY difficult for even me to come up with a reasonable scenerio in which roy wins...as least one that is more likely than a greb UD