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Old 10-08-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default What HW champions would you make an underdog to Roy Jones Jr.?

On the night he fought Ruiz, what HW champs would you make an underdog to Roy Jones? (besides Ruiz of course)
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:40 AM   #2
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Probably Leon Spinks.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:51 AM   #3
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Holyfield at that time
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:58 AM   #4
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all the heavies before louis with the exeption of jack johnson
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:47 AM   #5
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all the heavies before louis with the exeption of jack johnson
you most be joking ? i don't see him beating the likes of dempsey or baer. just to name a few.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:48 AM   #6
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or jeffries or tunney
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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or jeffries or tunney
jeffries.come on mr jeff
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:29 AM   #8
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On the night he fought Ruiz, what HW champs would you make an underdog to Roy Jones? (besides Ruiz of course)
Jones had his own ref on that night. The turth is Jones has a suspect chin at light heavyweight, and would be need to outbox guys to win.

I suppose he would likely beat fighters his size without a big punch. Leon Spinks, and Jimmy Braddock are two examples.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:14 AM   #9
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moorer , maskaev , maybe rahman (50-50), some of the oldies that were even smaller than roy (that doesn't mean all of the smaller than roy oldies) ,
maybe joe louis (he was outpointed by charles , stopped by marciano , and some will say outpointed by walcott) , leon spinks , MAYBE patterson and johanson (i see it as a 50-50 , 70-30 against johanson) , maybe fitzsimmons.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:20 AM   #10
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At his best and including WBO titleists
Oliver Mcall
Frank Bruno
Tim Witherspoon
James Smith
Francois Botha (although he was stripped)
Axel Shultz
Mike Moorer
Valueav
Oleg Maskaev
Lamon Brewster
Chris Byrd
Leon Spinks
Ken Norton
FLoyd Patterson
Sergei Layhovich
Ray Mercer
Tommy Morrison
Henry Akinwande
Herbie Hide
George Foreman comebacking George
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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all the heavies before louis with the exeption of jack johnson
I doubt RJJ would have a great deal of trouble with Johnsons style at all.

OOPS... I forgot!! There is no advancement in boxing abilities or technique that would eclipse Johnsons 'SUPERIOR' defensive skills.. LMAO.

I doubt RJJ would have had a great deal of trouble with anyone before Louis either. Ezzard Charles would be a more interesting match.. Sam Langford even better as a raw FIGHTER in the lower weights.

But of course... the great Ketchell KO's him in one.. lol. Nye Nye Stanley.
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:30 AM   #12
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Default Re: What HW champions would you make an underdog to Roy Jones Jr.?

Do you count the WBO or not?

A lot of the WBO titlists would be underdog to Jones, including Hide and Akinwande.

Fighters with good speed & stamina would cause Jones problems.... he was gassing at the end against Ruiz I feel. Chris Byrd would have beaten him, IMO.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:09 PM   #13
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You should limit this conversation to lineal champions.
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Jones had his own ref on that night. The turth is Jones has a suspect chin at light heavyweight, and would be need to outbox guys to win.

I suppose he would likely beat fighters his size without a big punch. Leon Spinks, and Jimmy Braddock are two examples.
Exactly..those without size and without a punch.
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