What impeded Roy Jones from reaching megastardom?

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  1. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    More than 40 pounds. More like 60. He Very nearly died.
     
  2. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Source? He made it through a 12 round professional boxing match and probably went and had burger kind after so I tend to think your making that up
     
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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I remember reading in boxing monthly that there was going to be a scientific documentary featuring Jones in the 90`s, but he had to pull out because he had a cold, the doc went ahead, but the boxing writer who wrote the article stated that the documentary wasn`t what he thougt it ws going to be and it cdertainly wasn`t on a major channel or seen by many people.
     
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  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Using feints is the most important part of boxing according to Ray Robinson.
     
  5. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Using them yes. Using them extensively while standing at mid range is the wrong strategy when your in front of James Toney.
     
  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You always have to set up shots with feints to keep your opponent guessing or they can counter you.
     
  7. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Have you ever seen someone try to use that tactic with Toney with success?
     
  8. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I give up... ..hey at least mark is polite and knowledgable
     
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  9. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Stop.
     
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  10. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think he did reach mega stardom ....ask any casual boxing fan about him .....he didn’t have as many pay per views as Mayweather and Some other guys . Nobody is as big as Tyson and Ali
     
  11. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If you didnt see it it didnt happen huh? Just like the Sibson- Benn sparring that both men openly talk about that caused u so much butthurt when you found out 35 years late.

    The documentary happened you just didnt see it because you doesn't know half as much as you make out and get abusive and petty when somone exposes this in your mind.Its often a totally innocent comment that makes u turn nasty The documentary was shown in the london itv region.Pinnochio who lies about sparring with world champions has the shamefaced cheek to call me a liar twice.i used to be your biggest defender on these forums. Get lost youre ignored from now on
     
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  12. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  14. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Thats the one i saw Louden

    These 2 Mark Ant and the other just talk and talk like know it alls correcting everyone all the time and have their facts wrong frequently.
     
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  15. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The ignorance that’s shown in that documentary is staggering.