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Old 10-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default How popular was RJJ in the 90's?

Well? On a scale of 1-10.

What kind of companys were sponsoring him?

Did he crossover to the general public like Tyson did?
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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In the South? Extremely popular. Everywhere else, not so much.

He was starting to cross over everywhere though. His fight against Telesco was the first sporting event in Radio City Music Hall.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #4
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In the South? Extremely popular. Everywhere else, not so much.

He was starting to cross over everywhere though. His fight against Telesco was the first sporting event in Radio City Music Hall.
Are you talking about in England? Just askin...
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:30 AM   #5
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Default Re: How popular was RJJ in the 90's?

in the us (not so much)

in europe (barely none knew him, except boxing fanatics which aren't much in europe)

had he fought the big names back than, like prime cal, X II, dariusz, even a showdown vs either tyson or holyfield, he would have been big everywhere, like pac today, he had more talent than pac, thats why in my oppinion he couldve achieved a lot more than what he did, crossover super star. I know his fights where often boring because his opponents had no chance at all, but thats why people were so eager so him vs the better fights out there, same for mayweather vs pacman today.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #6
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Default Re: How popular was RJJ in the 90's?

He was name dropped in every rap song in the late 90s. Or at least it seemed like it.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:39 AM   #7
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:44 AM   #8
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in the us (not so much)

in europe (barely none knew him, except boxing fanatics which aren't much in europe)

had he fought the big names back than, like prime cal, X II, dariusz, even a showdown vs either tyson or holyfield, he would have been big everywhere, like pac today, he had more talent than pac, thats why in my oppinion he couldve achieved a lot more than what he did, crossover super star. I know his fights where often boring because his opponents had no chance at all, but thats why people were so eager so him vs the better fights out there, same for mayweather vs pacman today.
Calzaghe did'nt become a big name until he beat Jeff Lacy in 2006, no casual people had a clue who he was, so stop being a revisionist historian.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #9
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In the South? Extremely popular. Everywhere else, not so much.

He was starting to cross over everywhere though. His fight against Telesco was the first sporting event in Radio City Music Hall.
I'm from Northern Canada and RJJ is the reason why i love boxing today.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #10
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:13 AM   #11
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:19 AM   #12
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Wasnt very well known. People didnt really pay attention to anything outside of heavyweight in the 90s
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:24 AM   #13
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Chavez and De La Hoya were far FAR! more popular around my Area
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Chavez and De La Hoya were far FAR! more popular around my Area

Well, Roy Jones was a lot more popular in my area than those two guys.


Overall, in the U.S. Roy Jones was probably the most popular fighter of that time period.


People who try to downplay his popularity either don't know or are being less than truthful.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:33 AM   #15
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Very popular. Satan took Keanu Reeves to see him fight.
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