|06-28-2007, 11:07 AM||#1|
De Camaguey... Gavilan
Join Date: Jan 2007
Great Comparison of SRR, SRL, Roy Jones Jr & Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Eastside Boxing poster John Garfield. For those who dont know he saw Robinson fight live, and has obviously seen these other fighters. I think this description does all four fighters great justice, and is honest at the same time.
Hope you dont mind me posting this John, thought it deserved its own thread.
The question I asked of him was to compare these four great fighters. This is what he said.
Originally Posted by john garfield
Leonard was most like Robinson: Smooth movement around the ring, picture-book punches, a flare for the dramatic, blazing hand speed and flashy combinations, but they didn’t carry Robinson’s authority, and he was less durable.
As for Jones, we can’t compare them at welter. Roy never fought pro at that weight. But, style for style, RJ’s unique – a performance artist – all instincts, reflexes and athleticism. His combinations were blinding, but not as fully extended as Robinson’s. His weakness was durability, too. But, for as long as it lasted, he’d give SRR fits.
Mayweather is like the Tiger Woods of the ring – born to box – a prodigy. But as brilliant as he is, his temperament is about winning – looking pretty. Sugar always looked pretty, but he was a killer from the opening bell.