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Old 12-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #38
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Default Re: Discuss fighters Jones Jr ducked in his prime

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Originally Posted by BatTheMan View Post
Jones never fought a top 3 opponent after Toney. He had 6 fights at 168 after beating him. Of those fights he beat an unranked Thornton, a suspected juiced lightweight in Pazienza, a past it Byrd, a never was in Sosa, a young non-threat in Lucas and a veteran of 16 fights in Brannon.


So the deserving fighters Jones didn't fight is these guys:

Nunn
Benn
Eubank
Collins
Barkley
Cordoba
Littles
Van Horn
Liles
Nardiello
Close
Rocchigianni
Nicotra



That was at SMW. At LHW DM is the frontrunner.
Like you say, he only had 6 fights.

He embarrassed the best fighter at 168, knew he wouldn't be able to unify the division, so he hung around for just a little while and then moved up.

Out of your list you can exclude, Benn, Eubank and Liles straight away, for reasons already discussed.

What was Collins doing between 94-96? He beat a faded Eubank for the WBO.

Go and look at who they all fought between 94-96.

Half of them didn't do anything to get a fight with Roy.

Last edited by Loudon; 12-06-2012 at 09:48 AM.
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