Roy Jones Jr. vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. and let's say that they're in the same weight, who would win?

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Floyd in his prime was better than Roy but would have been knocked out by him at 160 in Roy`s prime however Roy couldn`t land a punch on Tyson and every punch he threw against Mike was nothing but an arm punch, plus his body looked flabby.
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Do you think Roy could beat Benn if they fought now judging by his performance v Tyson?
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Duran was better than both of them.
     
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  4. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I see where you are coming from on this but I can’t say either way one would definitely beat the other if they are the same size. I think Floyd’s better fundamentals and accuracy will create a problem for Roy as well. Funny thing is that the closest thing to this might have been RJJ vs James Toney though Floyd a far superior athlete to Toney as regards athletic ability. I ultimately think such a matchup comes down to intangibles those qualities that you cannot measure such as heart, Will and desire. For all his skills we must never forget Floyd is a fighter right to his core so the few times someone was able to challenge him he rose to the occasion and having that ring IQ as well.
     
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  5. Pimp C

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    Pbf would have a chance he was that good but I simply couldn't bet on him against rjj if both were 147 pound fighters. Imo rjj was the best fighter I've seen live in my lifetime at his peak. A boxing God who could slip land and ko almost at will.
     
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  6. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    At his best he was basically untouchable due to his great athleticism, speed and power though his fundamentals solid were not the greatest. I personally don’t believe Floyd was the best version of himself at 147 were he was essentially giving away size to his opponents. How do you see Floyd and Sugar Ray Leonard?
     
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    Good fight with a slight lean to srl due to his size advantage.
     
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  9. mark ant

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    Slip and land at will against fighters that were nowhere near Floyd`s level.
     
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  10. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

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    Jones would win a UD. His speed was superhuman in his prime. Floyd is great and I wouldnt count him out, but dont think he will be able to time Roy.
     
  11. bbjc

    bbjc Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Easy jones. I still say mayweather was essentially a spoiler for most of his career. Spend more time negating your work...then sneaking his punches in his own punches to win the round. Its easier to negate than it is to open opponents up...probably why guys like pacman will be looked on better in retirement. Back to the point roy was unbelievable at opening opponents up. He made the distance up unbelievably quick. Almost impossible to spoil him when he was at his best. You,d have seen mayweather at his worst in that fight imo.

    He,d have struggled if he fell behind and had to come out from trying to spoil opponents work. Even in his aggresive fights...he mostly still spoiled opponents work first and foremost he just had more oppertunity to land from them.
     
  12. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    147 Floyd KOs 154-160 Roid.
     
  13. Alo2006

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    50/50 prime for prime. I think Jones win earlier rounds, then Mayweather makes his adjustments and start countering Jones and landing accurate shots attacking the body. I may favor Jones out pointing Mayweather for winning earlier rounds.
     
  14. deltrotter

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    Never ever EVER agreed with anything you have said... BUT here you are correct. a Prime RJJ would destroy a Prime PBF and turn him into PBJ
     
  15. kerrminator

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    Floyd all day everyday and twice on sundays. I loved RJJ but his open defence using reflexes wont work with floyd, he's too sharp for that.
     
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