Gene Tunney vs RJJ

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  1. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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  2. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Bebop Boxer Full Member

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    Excuse me, something is wrong here. I see you put LIGHT Heavy?

    Anyway, in seriousness, an interesting match up. Both have very smart boxing brains. Jones a physical freak, and great at setting traps, but Tunney easily the best mover and planner he would face at 175.

    Im actually leaning towards Jones, but let me think.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jones would too wary of Tunney`s counters the same way he was v Griffin in their first bout, if RJ tried to blitz Tunney he would get countered to death, I think Tunney`s jab was better than the jab of anybody Jones faced and would be too much for Jones to ovdercome.
     
  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    At LHW I think Tunney would give RJJ all he could handle. The footage I've seen of him makes it clear that he was a very composed boxer with an elusive and clever style. I'm not sure who wins.
     
  5. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ill say Tunney surprises a lot of people and beats Jones. Not easily but he does it over the distance, Tunney comes out looking battered but his hand is raised.
     
  6. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Tunney by a long ways
     
  7. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    I like Tunney ..
     
  8. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft Foot Fetish Enthusiast. Nuff Said. Full Member

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    Jones Jr beats him. Bad.

    I used to think Tunney but the Jones of the Toney fight, which was 170 on fight night, would beat Tunney's ass, his feints and speed would be very confusing to an upright fighter who's main weapon was a jab. Roy would be out of range for Gene's body shots and has his own right hand to keep Tunney honest.

    To be perfectly honest I don't see why Jones isn't Favourite.
     
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  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't know about that. That implies he easily beats Jones.
     
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  10. Seamus

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    Roy brings way too many quicks. He catches Gene leaning in with his weird pushed right hand and thus begins the firdt of a few KD's until it is finally called by the ref in 6.
     
  11. SHADAPBLAD

    SHADAPBLAD Lost all my bets Full Member

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    Roy makes Tunney go crosseyed for the first five rounds then he slowly adjusts and starts beating on Roy. Close decision for Tunney with Roy hanging on in the last rounds. At 15 Tunney might stop him
     
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  12. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Roy can’t take a good punch. Tunney was as tough as they come. Tunney could wack with his right hand and was quick and clever enough to put it over.
     
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  13. Seamus

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    Gene couldn't take a fighter of color. 68 fights and he never dared dip his toes in those waters. Roy wasn't even mildly disturbed until he was 35, an age by which Gene had been retired for 4 years.

    Roy had too much athleticism, too much fast twitch, too much power and too much skill, a skill adopted to his generational talents.
     
  14. HOUDINI

    HOUDINI Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The color of a mans skin has no bearing upon who wins a fight. Not sure what you are implying. Your a racist as well?

    Jones was VERY chinny and Tunney had a great right hand. Tunney was the greatest pure boxer in hwt boxing history. I’m sure he was as good as a lt hwt.
     
  15. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You know, I could write your posts for you. Because they are all right off Burt Sugar script of hack, ill-informed opinions by guys who have never delivered or taken a punch in their lives.

    By your logic, the Color Line means nothing. Would you support a fighter who held it today? Would you seriously consider the goods of a fighter today who never fought a black or hispanic in 68 fights?

    Jones, Jr. KO 6.
     


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