Prime Joe Calzaghe Vs Prime Roy Jones Jr

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Austinboxing, May 13, 2022.

Who wins?

  1. Calzaghe points

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Calzaghe KO/TKO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Roy Points

    6 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Roy KO/TKO

    9 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Austinboxing

    Austinboxing British Boxer Full Member

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    When Joe beat Roy they were both well out of their prime so what would have if they met at super middle prime for prime.
     
  2. Fogger

    Fogger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    RJJ wins this all day, every day. Joe Calzaghe was an excellent fighter and a deserving Hall-of-Famer but Jones was on a different level. If Jones doesn't stop him he wins a very comfortable decision.
     
  3. PittSteel

    PittSteel New Member Full Member

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    No fighter is unbeatable. But Roy Jones @168 is the closest I can think of.
    Jones by comfortable decision.
     
  4. ikrasevic

    ikrasevic Икрашевић Full Member

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    One of the fights, or even the most interesting fight I could think of watching.
    Certainly, the fight would not be like in their real fight, and it is ungrateful to predict, but I will still try.
    51/49 for RJJ
     
  5. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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  6. Devon

    Devon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    How is this fair? I’m not a massive Calzaghe fan, but someone who found a way to win every time no matter the style, and you still say, he loses easily? Montell Griffin exploited Jones’s weaknesses to some degree, so why couldn’t Calzaghe who showed he could adapt to every style no matter the level? Why couldn’t he exploit Jones?
     
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  7. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Member Full Member

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    Calzaghe was past his prime but Jones was shot to bits. He was dominated and stopped by Glen Johnson 4 years earlier. Anyway, prime for prime Jones wins clearly. Level above.
     
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  8. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

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    And the likes of Robin Reid and Kabary Salem exploited Calzaghe's, struggling with the likes of them doesn't convince me he could beat Jones at 168 which was where he was at his absolute best btw, not at 175 where he fought Griffin,
     
  9. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

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    Going with Jones by UD.




    Ezzard Charles would beat them both tho.
     
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  10. DirtyDan

    DirtyDan Worst Poster of 2015 Full Member

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    Jones, possibly by TKO if Calzaghe got froggy. If it happens in England or Wales I'm not sure though, we can have a Peter Manfredo incident.
     
  11. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I would have to go with Roy on this one.

    I have Calzaghe as the greatest SMW of all-time, but head-to-head, I have Roy as damn near unbeatable at that weight.
     
  12. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Jones stops Calzaghe prime for prime.
     
  13. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    Calzaghe KO2
     
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  14. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think once again a lot of people are ignoring that Jones failed a PEDs test and it was covered up, putting his entire legacy in question.

    Calzaghe all day long based on the fact that we know that what he accomplished was done with talent.
     
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  15. OP_TheJawBreaker

    OP_TheJawBreaker NOBODY hit like that guy! Full Member

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    No @Seamus, KO1