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Old 05-25-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Junior Jones vs Johnny Tapia

Would Jone's height and reach and power be too much for Tapia to overcome?
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Junior Jones vs Johnny Tapia

Tapia is clearly greater for me, but this is at what weight? Jones can make his aggressive work do well for him as we saw with Barrera, but to be honest i think Tapia doesn't get caught by too much. Tapia for me.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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i dont think jones' power will be so much of a factor. i think tapia had one of the greatest chins of all time. but if jones kept his work rate up, then he could out work tapia during his hot and cold moments that happens during his fights. jones and tapia where in many ways the total packages despite tapia's punch and jones' stamina. they had used all punches very well, they could box well and they where very smooth. ironically the suspect area of there careers was their inconsistant performances. i think its whoevers day it is on that day, but if tapia choses to brawl then jones by clear decision unless jones gasses out, tapia the boxer to tapia the brawler is very signifigant difference in effectiveness.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: Junior Jones vs Johnny Tapia

Jones had a bad chin, but Tapia couldnt crack an egg. Jones would have beaten Tapia easily in my opinion. Look at what Jones was able to do to Barrera who was stronger and fought in a similar style.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Junior Jones vs Johnny Tapia

50/50, Tapia could out tough Jones, but Jones could outbox Tapia.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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I think this is a good style for Jones to win, maybe not look great doing so but he'd win
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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Default Re: Junior Jones vs Johnny Tapia

Hmm, very compelling matchup. I was considering making a thread about Jones earlier last week but forgot about it.

Obvious Jones was amazingly talented despite his fragile mandible. But I think Tapia was a lot more cunning in the ring than many give him credit for. I think his quirky style would take Jones out of his rhythm, which would allow Tapia to take it, provided he's focused on the assignment.
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