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Old 07-24-2007, 12:12 AM   #16
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:23 AM   #17
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I think that Roy said that to get under Bernard's skin. If the money is right, he'd make the fight in a second. I've only seen the last 2 rounds of the Jones-Hanshaw fight and it was evident that Roy's lost a few steps but I think in no way is he completely shot. Bernard would try and rough him up but I don't think he has the power to knock Roy out. Bernard may be able to get a decision over him but Roy would go into the fight confident and might be able to pull this one out. I wouldn't count ol' Roy out. This is probably one of the only fights that makes sense for either fighter. It would completely re-establish Roy if he won and Bernard would avenge a loss to a career long rival that has haunted him for years. It just makes sense...
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:30 AM   #18
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I think that Roy said that to get under Bernard's skin. If the money is right, he'd make the fight in a second. I've only seen the last 2 rounds of the Jones-Hanshaw fight and it was evident that Roy's lost a few steps but I think in no way is he completely shot. Bernard would try and rough him up but I don't think he has the power to knock Roy out. Bernard may be able to get a decision over him but Roy would go into the fight confident and might be able to pull this one out. I wouldn't count ol' Roy out. This is probably one of the only fights that makes sense for either fighter. It would completely re-establish Roy if he won and Bernard would avenge a loss to a career long rival that has haunted him for years. It just makes sense...
Well, it's not going to "re-establish" Roy, he's too old and it's too late for that. It will, however, be a massive statement in my eyes. I don't think he can win a rematch anymore, though. Bernard will have a great plan, and the masterful improvisational Roy won't have the speed to outslick Hopkins anymore. It's just going to be a rough, brutal affair, in which Roy doesn't get his way at all.

I understand why both would want this fight, though, and won't miss it if it is made.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:43 AM   #19
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Jones ran from Hopkins, Toney and Michalczewski for years. I would pick Hopkins to beat Jones.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:53 AM   #20
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Jones ran from Hopkins, Toney and Michalczewski for years. I would pick Hopkins to beat Jones.


Hopkins had many oppertunities, not going overseas to fight is hardly running, if DM wanted a shot at the best fighter in the world he should of had more insentive. He embarassed Toney, wanting to move on is hardly running. You might have a case if Hopkins didn't price himself out, if DM actually wanted to fight, and Toney didn't loose almost every round in a complet boxing lesson. You make it sound like Roy didn't dominate two of the fighters you mentioned. I guess hate is a underestimated emotion afterall.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:15 AM   #21
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I'm sure both fighters want this but Bernard clearly wants Calzaghe more and for good reason. A win over Calzaghe is way bigger than a win over Jones at this point and Bernard has a very good chance against Calzaghe. I wouldn't want that fight to happen either because I'm pretty sure that Jones will lose it.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:56 AM   #22
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Its got to be 60-40 Hopkins with Roy getting some merchandise deal on top
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:41 AM   #23
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I hope this fight does not happen. I don't want these 2 opportunistic ****heads to cash in on something that they should have done long ago. A fight between them now meatna bout 1% of what it was circa 2002 but due to their greed, they deprived the fans.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:49 AM   #24
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Whoever wins, I hope both these guys could now retire after that fight.. =)
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:32 PM   #25
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Calzaghe will be busy fighting Kessler, why not have Hopkins-Jones 2 in the meantime, and the winners can face each other? No way should a Calzaghe fight be considered an obstacle when he isn't available!
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:04 AM   #26
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Well, I guess it can't happen now since RJJ is gonna fight Tito next...
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:35 AM   #27
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Meh, Roy is shot. He will lose to Tito before Hop gets a chance to end his career... Sounds to me like people just want to see Jones get hurt. Hop can never truly avenge his loss against a shot Jones, and we never got to see a peak Jones vs a peak Hop, since Hop matured so damned slowly and the fight wasn't made years ago.. The opportunity came and went already..

All thats left are a bunch of Jones Haters who want to see him get hurt and embarassed so they can talk about how over-rated and crappy Jones is.. Typical haters.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #28
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Tito started at 147 and RJJ at 160...they have both moved up but Jones is the bigger man to begin with...
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