Who wins: Roy Jones Jr. Vs Young Stribling

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  1. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    Stribling had a slight reach advantage and better footwork, could he outbox Jones at range? Maybe slow him down with body punches in the rushes, and rought him up to a victory?

    Decent amount of footage of Stribling for you folks to analyse.
     
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  2. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Need some time to think. Is there a particular weight you are looking at?
     
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  3. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    here is some footage of Stribling, he looks like he took a jump rope class prior to boxing and this looks like his first day in the boxing gym. He has no idea how to punch, he has no balance, and he looks like a guy who just walked in off the street and decided to punch the heavy bag for the first time. I won't mention him in the same sentence with RJJ.
     
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  4. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    I wasn't thinking of any in particular. Open weight?

    Make it Light Heavyweight if you'd rather though, or something else even.
     
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  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    I mean personally, I'd rather look at a fighters ability based on them actually fighting, but you do you.
     
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  6. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    But what exactly have you seen in Stribling's actual fights that leads you to believe he could beat Roy Jones Jr.? Do you think he looks formidable on video? If so, can you refer us to any specific moments in any of his fight footage?
     
  7. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. Weight pretty much determines it all. Roy had the most success in his career below heavyweight while Stribling had his best success at heavyweight. Stribling also had underrated power at heavyweight.
     
  8. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    Speaking of Stribling footage:
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  9. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The funny thing is Stribling’s punching technique and footwork in the video posted above is actually very good and efficient, but now days people are used to modern bag work that’s usually just for the camera’s. But, in some cases a lot of modern guys are just bad at working the bag and have terrible footwork. Two of the worst I’ve seen are Joseph Parker and Breazeale (in person).
     
  10. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    I love how oldschool fighters are chastised for being unorthodox even if they have great success but fighters today are praised for it (ex Lomachenko)

    Stribling looks fine on the heavybag. A little lax on the defense but good power and especially looks like a slippery son of a *****

    That being said I take Jones here by UD
     
  11. Humean

    Humean New Member Full Member

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    As long as Roy can use at least 50% of his limbs then I think he should just about take this one.
     
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  12. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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    Funny, Stribling managed to land those 'telegraphed' uppercuts on Schmeling.

    Also, for the matchup I pick Jones by decision (at Light Heavy).
     
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  13. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

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    But what exactly have you seen in Roy Jones Jr's actual fights that leads you to believe he could beat Young Stribling? Do you think he looks formidable on video? If so, can you refer us to any specific moments in any of his fight footage?
     
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  14. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    What point are you trying to make? Unless you're new to the Internet, surely you realize that there are dozens of highlight reels with hundreds of examples of Roy doing bad-ass, amazing things in professional fights. Are you trying to pretend that there's some kind of equivalence between asking for someone to explain and provide evidence for why they find Stribling impressive and asking about Roy? I don't get it.
     
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  15. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    Looks pretty awful on the bag to me. If you want to argue that we shouldn't draw inferences about his abilities based on his heavy-bag workouts then fine, but let's not pretend he looks good.

    And LOL at "a little lax on the defense."
     
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