Originally Posted by C. M. Clay II
Well, Sharkey's game was mostly inside. If Jones was to keep the fight on the outside the whole time and use his speed to dodge Tom's lunges and rushes, then I say he takes a UD.
Roy Jones Jr. UD 15 Tom Sharkey
Depends upon whether the ref would separate the clinches, really. Sharkey came from an era of excellent feinters, and while Jones is probably better (due to reflexes) against that than most, he would still be vulnerable. In the earlies, fighters were quite good at setting up their rushes.