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Old 10-05-2011, 10:59 PM   #16
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I've always drawn a distinction between being the greatest and being the best. "Greatness" a reflection of your accomplishments and impact on the sport you're playing. Hopkins is, IMO, greater than Roy. But being the best is simply your ability at your best to beat up everybody else in P4P.

To me, Roy at his best is P4P the best fighter in history.


I agree 100%

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For me the greatest hockey player in history is Wayne Gretzky but the best is : Mario Lemieux
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:06 PM   #17
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A video I uploaded from House of Boxing onto youtube.

Many highlights of Jones 90's career here.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:28 PM   #18
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Round one how he got the first knock down, amazing. The guy had reflexes of a cat. If you watch how he was a step ahead
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:23 AM   #19
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He was about as bad as it gets in his day. Even if you don't want to go so far as to say he's the greatest p4p ever, you have to acknowledge that he's in the conversation.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:09 AM   #20
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although worded wrong i don't think its too much to laugh at.....his accomplishments don't compare to his talent. i feel more than comfortable saying that jones jr. is arguably the greatest talent in boxing history
There can't have been too many in the history of boxing who had more in the way of natural gifts than Roy. I think his speed and reflexes set him apart more than his boxing ability though and he was just like a cat, as someone said above.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:13 AM   #21
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You really have to wonder why Jones did not/could not get the guy out of there in the first. A finisher gets rid of him. What business does Hall have lasting another 10 rounds after that first round anyway? He should never ever have lasted 2 rounds in that fight.

As for the Daruisz fights, once Hall was ready to go, he went. Hell, rocky Gannon got rid of Hall once he was ready to go in their fight before that Jones title shot. Different fights and different styles. But those "on top" style fighters always look that way when they are doing exactly that--on top.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:34 AM   #22
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To be truly great you need the entire package. Speed and reflexes, yes but as soon as he needed to take a shot... Boom... hit the floor like a sack of potatoes. No chin/No great.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:41 AM   #23
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I won't ever forget prime Roy Jones Jr. Maybe the best P4P fighter in the history of the sport. Watching him was like watching ****ing magic.
This may be the only thing I've agreed with you on, ever.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:50 AM   #24
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Never seen this fight

Fantastic
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #25
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If was willing to fight people in his prime the way he wants to fight everyone now he could have been. Its sad watching him get pounded for a pay check now.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:26 AM   #26
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He could have taken em out in the final 13 seconds, I still dont get why jones wasnt a ppv star, he was amazing in his prime.
Two words.....Risk Averse
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:33 AM   #27
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I actually watched the Clinton Woods-RJJ fight last night,and as I watched Jones put on a complete clinic against the game Woods,I thought to myself "This is the same Clinton Woods that went on to be IBF champion and had 3 wars with a prime Glen Johnson going 1-1-1 against him,and Jones is making him look like a club fighter"

Incredible stuff.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:07 AM   #28
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Jones in his PRIME is unbelieveable, the absolute best show to watch in the ring.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:40 AM   #29
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It was always a thing of beauty to watch RJJ make those tiny adjustments with his head to dodge a punch. Lots of great fighters could do it but he always moved the least to get it done. Truley a sight to behold.
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I won't ever forget prime Roy Jones Jr. Maybe the best P4P fighter in the history of the sport. Watching him was like watching ****ing magic.
He was definitely amazing in his hey day. I still think his resume is suspect (minus bhop 1 & Toney)
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