Originally Posted by PetethePrince
Didn't Mozart play like a genius at 2 years old? Blindfolded and all that shit?
They do say that the common trend in genius is 10000+ hours spent practicing it. However, often times it's a honing of genius. Early on, people are just gifted and don't know why or how. They're just good. Like Magnus Carlsen at chess. There's a pendulum that varies depending upon the situation, activity, individual, etc. Not a myth of talent. Roy was the greatest freak/phenom for reasons outside of merely training hard.
He was older than 2. His father was a music teacher of some note and pretty much his entire family were musicians. He was raised to be a prodigy.
Roy was the same way. I'm not denying his genetic gifts. I'm just saying that if you focus on boxing like Roy Jones made his son (and more importantly the son responds) you shouldn't be surprised when you get a genius. Hell look at Floyd Mayweather Jr.