Originally Posted by knockout artist
It would have been a close fight for sure. I agree that Jones' counter punching could have gotten to Joe, but both are great fighters and come to win. I think would have done much better than James Toney against Jones
Jones would have had to use some good foot movement to get in position to throw good counter hooks. Joe came pretty straight forward a lot, not head on, but not too much side to side. I can see Roy stepping either left or right and landing repeated double hooks either body-head or the reverse.
Joe liked to throw for a full three minutes and Roy was notorious for fighting in spots; then again he was so far ahead of his competition, he could afford to do so. Roy would need to hurt Joe early. He could conceivable drop him (after all the old version did) and go for the finish, but if he didn't Joe likely makes the last rounds ugly and tightens up the cards.