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Old 10-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #134
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Default Re: Was Calzaghe's masterclass V Roy Jones the most . . . . . . .

[quote]=Scar;14072836]Roy has been past it since the first Tarver fight actually, Joe caught him four years after that. [/quote]

I agree, Jones was declining rapidly since dropping from Heavyweight. But I still considered him an elite LHW when Tarver decked him out. Sure he was not the same as he was, throwing one shot at a time, legs getting slower, reflexes not as sharp ect.. but he was still the best, and would have cruised to an easy UD IMO, if not for the perfectly timed punch by Tarver..

That punch slam ducked an aging Jones into being shot... It was too much of a setback at too old an age for a fighter like Roy to overcome.

In all fairness to Tarver, he knocked out a still very good Jones.
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