What impeded Roy Jones from reaching megastardom?

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  1. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Not as mental as this guy

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  2. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    He looks very much like that uncaring Pillock who killed an innocent road worker with his Range Rover.

    Looks like the Mug that wasted £20m +.

    He also looks like the bloke who fathered this sore loser on the left, then managed to alienate both leading promoters from dealing with either.

    What a wonderful role model.

    How can anyone respect someone like that?

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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Eubank was a second rate boxer who held a second rate version of 'world title', that's the real take home point.
    I'm not sure why he's remembered as more than that.
    Yes, he was a star here in the UK but there was a huge gulf between being a UK star and a world elite fighter.
    The idea that he would have stood any sort of chance of actually winning against Roy Jones Jr. ....... incredible that people would even think that for a second.
     
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  4. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Hahahaha.

    You honestly can't make this up.
     
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  5. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    I best stay indoors, In case I get knocked down by a Range Rover......

    :):ciao:
     
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  6. BlackCloud

    BlackCloud I detest the daily heavyweight threads Full Member

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    Well I wouldn't call him that but happy you are coming round to my way thinking.
     
  7. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    One guy driving around Central London in a £300K Bentley, and the other typing messages on some forum thing.
     
  8. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    Bulldog, if you hate the forum so much, feel free to stop posting here.

    It's the four or fifth time in the last few days i've seen you post how ridiculous this place is etc. etc. That's not against the rules or anything, but it's obviously very unwelcome.

    You seem distressed about all this and are drawing a wealth of reports from people who don't normally submit reports (as well as the usual suspects).

    I'd invite you to take a voluntary break from the forum for a couple of days at the very least.
     
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  9. Cojimar 1946

    Cojimar 1946 Active Member Full Member

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    Mayweather missed out on some fights but he did a fine job relative to the vast majority of his predecessors.

    Thomas Hearns missed out on Mike McCallum, Michael Nunn, Julian Jackson, Sumbu Kalambay, and Herol Graham to name a few. That easily matches any guys Mayweather missed out on.

    Joe Louis avoided most of the talented black heavyweights of his era.
     
  10. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Lots of baseless allegations in this one. Hearns left 154 forever mid 86 and Jackson won his title there at the end of 87. His first win of note was Norris in 89 and that's not as big a win as it seems as Norris had done next to nothing at this point.

    Jackson won his middleweight title end of 90. Hearns never fought under 175 after that point.

    So no Hearns did not miss out on Jackson. Nothing agaisnt you but this is how baseless internet stories start/gather speed like Hagler missing McCallum etc. Sometimes people are silly enough to believe them and it gets an unfortunate leg up. Little wonder it is so hard for guys on here to argue the intricacies of say, a Dempsey all those years ago.
     
  11. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Dang shame it never happened.
     
  12. George Crowcroft

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    Jersey Joe Walcott and Ezzard Charles were much more talented than Elmer Ray.