In todays area from 154-175 does anyone beat a prime Roy Jones jr?

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  1. ClassicRon

    ClassicRon Member Full Member

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    Who would give him the toughest fight in the current era of boxing? Side note- where do you guys rank his hand speed in the history of the sport?
     
  2. ClassicRon

    ClassicRon Member Full Member

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    Title typo- ERA***
     
  3. Boon

    Boon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't believe so. Jones Jr. had too much speed and power for today's fighters.
     
  4. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    No.

    Although I'd say the one with the best chance is Callum Smith. He's huge with good timing, if he caught Jones he could KO him. I'd say he'd clean up MW, LHW and SMW tho.
     
  5. lewis gassed

    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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    With proper VADA testing warrior's code pupil Chris Eubank Jr gives Roid Jones all he could handle
    @Serge @CutThroatFade
     
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  6. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Plenty of lhws **** him up.
     
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  7. LeftRightDownThePipe

    LeftRightDownThePipe Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    GGG, The Nail, Kovalev, Beterbiev, BJS all have a VERY good chance at beating him. ESPECIALLY with proper testing.
     
  8. Pimp C

    Pimp C F 12 Stay Dangerous Full Member

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    Nah no one beats him. RJJ was a special fighter no fighter 154-175 is special.
     
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  9. Boon

    Boon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    BJS? Who has he beaten to even be considered elite? Or even close to elite? Nobody even close. BJS is a myth.

    Kovalev and GGG have the best chance to push it closer.
     
  10. jaytxxl

    jaytxxl Active Member Full Member

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    Prime Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson are the only guys who had a legit shot at 175.. Although Stevenson more than likely would have ducked.. Andre Ward vs RJJ at 168 would have been a good fight.. at 160 the only guy I can see was Sergio Martinez.. GGG was too slow and Canelo fights very similar to James Toney and can envision a similar result..
     
  11. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    @160lb GGG shatters that china chin and checks out. Chalk up another good boy
     
  12. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Andre Ward might have beaten him. Possibly Kovalev from the 1st Ward fight or earlier. Not very probable but Andre Dirrell in his prime may have been able to put up a decent fight, his speed was unreal. Chad Dawson and his range might have posed Jones some issues too.
     
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  13. LeftRightDownThePipe

    LeftRightDownThePipe Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Funny how you mention Kovalev but not the guy who beat him twice before (Beterbiev) or Gvozdyk who’s every bit as talented as Sergey. Wonder why! Lol

    And GGG is still undefeated BTW ;) But nice try.
     
  14. Boon

    Boon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I believe I believe you have misunderstood me and jumped the gun.

    I know that Beterbiev beat Kovalev twice in the amateurs, but I feel that Kovalev has had a better pro career and has better skills and ability and jab to make it a competitive fight against Roy Jones Jr. than Beterbiev has. I guess it's the triangle theory all over again again. Head to head I think Kovalev, but I wouldn't call you crazy or even 'out there' for saying Beterbiev.

    Overall, I think anyone one of these guys can make it a slightly competitive fight at the most, but I would still have Jones Jr. as the winner by KO or wide decision.

    I too believe GGG won both fights against Canelo and have said that many times on here. The first fight was a clear decisive win, and although the second fight was closer, it was still a GGG win.
     
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