Originally Posted by greynotsoold
The Jones of the Hopkins fight would not see the 7th round vs Burley; that fight would have been an 8 rounder in Burley's day, and they would have been booed. Burley would hit jones and jones didn't like to fight.
And what does 'a huge edge in athleticism' mean? Is there going to be a track meet after the fight? Will they shoot hoops between rounds? And how do you know? Maybe Charley Burley could run really freaking fast, maybe he could dunk. "Athleticism" is a useless term.
It means a huge edge in reflexes and overall quickness, as well as strength. Combine that with Jones' greater size and Burley is in trouble. Burley's style and pace would suit Jones.