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Old 07-04-2007, 01:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why do people rate Roy Jones Jr. so high at middleweight.

Originally Posted by Cobra33
Hopkins kept learning after the Jones bout and was clearly an improved fighter as a result.
Think about it.If Hopkins was the same boxer then Jones would have accepted the proposed rematch.He didn't because he knew Hopkins had raised his game up since his bout with Jones.
Toney was just a complete idiot for his bout with Jones.He was undisciplined and it cost him.That I don't blame Roy for.But I would have loved to see a Toney in shape fight Jones.Not saying he would have beaten Roy but it would have been different.
I already have thought about it, and I've come to the conclusion that the Hopkins in the Jones fight was as good as the Hopkins in future fights, as well.

As for the rematch, Jones offered him a reasonable 60/40 split, and Hopkins refused. So.. if you want to blame someone for no rematch then blame Hopkins. If he wanted a rematch against Jones so badly then he should've met Jones' fair demand.
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