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Old 05-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #16
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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I cant pick really, two unbelievably gifted athletes, rendering top fighters absolutely useless.
Mayweather has a far more complete game, Roy only D was reflex, but Id say Roy was even more impressive offensively.

If having to chose, Id say Mayweather.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #18
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Couple of things, One Floyd is in his Prime. And what he is able to do is based mostly off of his skill and ring generalship, which is impressive. But, Roy was a physical phenom capable of doing things other fighters simply could not do or get away with.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:08 PM   #19
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I can tell most of the kids saying jones didn't even watch boxing in the 90's or 00's and only watch youtube highlights of their favorite fights. Funny back when I watched RJJ on TNT channel nobody gave a shit about jones and most criticized his opposition and not finishing fights. RJJ was always a PPV stinker, nobody was a jones fan in jones "prime"

oh btw kids, its easy to look like superman when you fight cab drivers and washed up has beens. I could make brandon rios look like a skilled boxer if I put him in against the right opponent.
Not exactly fair. The best names on Roy's resume are future two HoF's in Toney and Hopkins (Trinidad was too small and not prime when Roy beat him) - and he fought those guys while they were in or close to their primes. There aren't any wins of that quality on Floyd's list - he's beaten Oscar, Mosley and Marquez but two of those were far from their primes and the last one was just too small. And Roy got that HW belt. Not to say Floyd isn't a great fighter, but imo he hasn't done enough compared to the size of his talent.
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I can tell most of the kids saying jones didn't even watch boxing in the 90's or 00's and only watch youtube highlights of their favorite fights. Funny back when I watched RJJ on TNT channel nobody gave a shit about jones and most criticized his opposition and not finishing fights. RJJ was always a PPV stinker, nobody was a jones fan in jones "prime"

oh btw kids, its easy to look like superman when you fight cab drivers and washed up has beens. I could make brandon rios look like a skilled boxer if I put him in against the right opponent.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #21
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Not exactly fair. The best names on Roy's resume are future two HoF's in Toney and Hopkins (Trinidad was too small and not prime when Roy beat him) - and he fought those guys while they were in or close to their primes. There aren't any wins of that quality on Floyd's list - he's beaten Oscar, Mosley and Marquez but two of those were far from their primes and the last one was just too small. And Roy got that HW belt. Not to say Floyd isn't a great fighter, but imo he hasn't done enough compared to the size of his talent.
Are you seriously gonna use Toney and a green Hopkins as a measuring stick to how great Jones was the same Toney that lose to Griffin twice
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Floyd easily, anybody who says Roy is a obvious highlight watcher, few remember how boring majority of his fights were and how he carried bums for no apparent
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #23
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Anytime anyone brings up RJJ's competition as a counter is simply not being objective and because the topic has been beaten to death, its not worthy of consideration. Clearly however, RJJ has been much more impressive in his performances, particularly at 160-168. Power in both hands, superhuman speed, a very good understanding of baiting and distancing, and tenacity.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #24
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Mayweather for me. Never really been a fan of Jones, or followed him/watched enough of him.
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I can tell most of the kids saying jones didn't even watch boxing in the 90's or 00's and only watch youtube highlights of their favorite fights. Funny back when I watched RJJ on TNT channel nobody gave a shit about jones and most criticized his opposition and not finishing fights. RJJ was always a PPV stinker, nobody was a jones fan in jones "prime"

oh btw kids, its easy to look like superman when you fight cab drivers and washed up has beens. I could make brandon rios look like a skilled boxer if I put him in against the right opponent.
Started watching boxing in 1986 as a little kid before I even understood what was going on.
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Anytime anyone brings up RJJ's competition as a counter is simply not being objective and because the topic has been beaten to death, its not worthy of consideration. Clearly however, RJJ has been much more impressive in his performances, particularly at 160-168. Power in both hands, superhuman speed, a very good understanding of baiting and distancing, and tenacity.
Against low opposition yes. Paulie malignaggi could have 50 K.O's put against the right type of fighter
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Anytime anyone brings up RJJ's competition as a counter is simply not being objective and because the topic has been beaten to death, its not worthy of consideration. Clearly however, RJJ has been much more impressive in his performances, particularly at 160-168. Power in both hands, superhuman speed, a very good understanding of baiting and distancing, and tenacity.
Roy dominating bums, is the equivalent of NBA players going to Rucker park and looking like the GOAT, nothing more nothing less............................Not to mention roids, and a majority of his fights looking orchestrated, but I digress
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RJJ looked supernatural.
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Maybe because he wasn't natural.
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Roy dominating bums, is the equivalent of NBA players going to Rucker park and looking like the GOAT, nothing more nothing less............................Not to mention roids, and a majority of his fights looking orchestrated, but I digress
Exactly, these idiots just don't understand. I would look like kobe playing against a team of 3rd graders on a 7 foot hoop.
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