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Old 10-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #136
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I agree, Jones was declining rapidly since dropping from Heavyweight. But I still considered him an elite LHW when Tarver decked him out. Sure he was not the same as he was, throwing one shot at a time, legs getting slower, reflexes not as sharp ect.. but he was still the best, and would have cruised to an easy UD IMO, if not for the perfectly timed punch by Tarver..

That punch slam ducked an aging Jones into being shot... He it was too much of a setback at too old an age for a fighter like Roy to overcome.

In all fairness to Tarver, he knocked out a still very good Jones.
Fully agreed. The mind games Tarver played leading up to the rematch was masterful and strangely underrated and almost forgotten as time went, that deserves as much credit as the big victory itself.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #137
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Fully agreed. The mind games Tarver played leading up to the rematch was masterful and strangely underrated and almost forgotten as time went, that deserves as much credit as the big victory itself.
I am a huge Roy fan, and can't help but find what Tarver did to be hilarious..

The way he stalked Roy, and what he said... Totally got Roy to bite hook, line and sinker on doing something way stupid and not worth it..

I think it says a lot about both their characters as fighters. Roy would have got in the ring with anyone, if he was truly chased and provoked... Tarver proved that.. Which is why I dismiss when another fighter said they "chased" Roy.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #138
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Nope. Trinidad was totally demoralized having just been humiliated by Wright; so, Trinidad was at the end of his career and Jones was already a shot fighter.

Prime for prime: Calzaghe would have been eating lead left hooks and bolo punches all night. There is a reason Calzaghe waited for Jones to slow down.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:14 PM   #139
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definetly a masterclass. he made RJJ look like a journeyman. so effortless and skilful
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #140
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Wow to celebrate a victory over a faded legend like Jones speaks volumes about the Calzaghe fans ,I mean what a warrior to put on such a master class of boxing against a shot fighter ,I remember a similar master class that Canelo Alvarez just put on against Mosley ,or the one Danny Garcia just put on against Morales .Calzaghe fans must also hold Larry Holmes win over Ali in the same high regard ..Its truly breath taking to see what kind of warrior it takes to fight a shot fighter and beat them so soundly
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #141
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Joe got planted on his backside in round 1 by a well past it version of Jones. It was anything but a master class,it was a fight Jones shouldn't have been in but almost won.
Joe won some good fights this wasn't one of them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #142
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You high? I liked the comment about you needing to be in an electric chair... Fry a little more...
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:59 PM   #143
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Please permanently ban thread starter. That is all.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:52 AM   #144
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Pffff please.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #145
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Joe got planted on his backside in round 1 by a well past it version of Jones. It was anything but a master class,it was a fight Jones shouldn't have been in but almost won.
Joe won some good fights this wasn't one of them.
Its the equivalent of 40 year old Ali putting prime Holmes on his back on round 1.


mhuahaha.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #146
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Its the equivalent of 40 year old Ali putting prime Holmes on his back on round 1.


mhuahaha.


Did Ali go on to produce two of his finest performances (Sheika and Lacy) after like Jones did?

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #147
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Jones was past prime by then and had no business travelling abroad like that and taking on a cruiserweight with the power of Danny Green, there was always a chance in that fight that roys weak punch resistance would be exposed.
The fight was at 81kg. What Cruiserweight has Green ever knocked out?
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:20 AM   #148
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Did Ali go on to produce two of his finest performances (Sheika and Lacy) after like Jones did?

what a load of shit****. Sheika and Lacy werent good to begin with, never mind wehn they were on the fade.

old Ali might have beaten faded journeymen from the 70s, course he could - but anyone who classed them as his finest performances needs their bloody head seeing to.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #149
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Did Ali go on to produce two of his finest performances (Sheika and Lacy) after like Jones did?

You saying Sheika and Lacy are RJJ finest performances? Thats an insult to the man.

Lacy was 5'10 SMW fighting Jones at LH. Sheika is a nobody with 32 wins 11 losses.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #150
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You saying Sheika and Lacy are RJJ finest performances? Thats an insult to the man.

Lacy was 5'10 SMW fighting Jones at LH. Sheika is a nobody with 32 wins 11 losses.
How many losses does Glen Johnson have?
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