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Old 01-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #21
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Default Re: If Roy Jones Jr and Sugar Ray Leonard were the same size...

Originally Posted by MrMagic View Post
Ray had it all, speed, power, timing, chin and relentless workrate.

Roy would get sparkled, at some point Ray would overwhelm him and get to that chin, and Roy always had problems taking a punch.
yeah, that was always apparent in the first 50 fights of his career. jones all day here. these two actually sparred against each other at one points.

Didn't you spar with Sugar Ray Leonard when you were an amateur?
Jones: When I was 17. It was fun.

Did he whip you?
Jones: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. He'll tell you about it. I did very good with him. I pretty much dominated most of it. He hit me with one hook that was a good shot just to show me he still had it. My hand speed was so much more phenomenal, and he didn't expect me to be that fast. So I caught him. I started messing with him because he was retired (Leonard was training for a bout with Donny Lalonde in 1988; Jones competed in the Seoul Olympics that year). I was getting at him good. He hit me with a hook to let me know, 'I can get at you too.' So it was cool. I thought I got the best of it, but because he landed a good hook I'll call it even.
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