Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer
thats a myth
its always a case of a fighter who hasn't crossed the pond and made the fight happen if it never did, unless weight class plays a factor
jones wasn't a good promoter, ruled a weak division, and the common denominator for fighters who didn't fight him is that they stayed in europe and did nothing to improve their chances of fighting him - since most fighters people mention are euro based fighters who pretty much stayed there
Jones cherry picked his oppenents in his prime and relied on the fact that many people rate talent over acheivement in the States. We since found out that Roy was hiding one of the biggest china chins in boxing history.
As for the question I would rank them like so:
Barkley (dont rate him that highly but look how Benn handled him compared to Toney)
The reason Benn is so popular is cause he went in as an underdog and won so many times.