View Full Version : Who could beat a prime Roy Jones?


Sugarr
12-10-2009, 10:31 PM
Whether you like him or not, you have to admit he was an amazing fighter that could give anyone in his weight class(es) problems.

From middleweight to light heavyweight, who could beat him?

them_apples
12-10-2009, 10:49 PM
Whether you like him or not, you have to admit he was an amazing fighter that could give anyone in his weight class(es) problems.

From middleweight to light heavyweight, who could beat him?

Maybe Thomas Hearns at Middleweight. Basically take his weakness now, and thats getting tagged by a big punch, and try to find somebody quick and accurate enough to land one. Toney couldn't come close, Hopkins didn't hit hard enough and had a hard enough time landing one.

I'ts real hard betting against Roy in his good days because he was so tremendously quick and athletic for a middleweight/lhw.

There is also McClellan, who beat him in the Am's.

Argentine
12-11-2009, 02:13 AM
At MW CARLOS MONZON!

BOXING 24/7
12-11-2009, 02:24 AM
No 1!! RJJ Top 3 ATG

BEEHOP
12-11-2009, 03:31 AM
Antonio Tarver.

Kut
12-11-2009, 02:55 PM
At MW CARLOS MONZON!

Really perfect style:) I also think, a prime, pre Duran and pre Mugabi Hagler would give RJJ hell. But RJ had still a very good defence/reflexes.

I also see some chances for Nigel Benn, but imo RJJ could outbox him. Benn is chanceless (too passive).

For me RJJ was a always a MW or SMW. Imo he lost power moving up. He was and is one of the best Mws ever. But he lacks power as a LHw.

catalinul
12-11-2009, 03:36 PM
Bob Foster.

r.burgundy
12-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Whether you like him or not, you have to admit he was an amazing fighter that could give anyone in his weight class(es) problems.

From middleweight to light heavyweight, who could beat him?

at middle and in his prime,i cant see anybody beating.if i would give some1 a chance it would be the g-mann.at light heavy however,i think holyfield,moorer,an spinks all beat him.and how he struggled with griffin in the 1st fight,i also give an outside chance for dwight quwai,though he may have been to short

BennyST
12-12-2009, 09:34 AM
He was amazing, but I think there are a few LHW's that would and could beat him.

It is at MW and SMW that he was truly devastating. There wouldn't be many who could beat him there. Monzon would one of the biggest chances too and I would give him the best chance. A guy with a sneaky right and jab, who had a very awkward pressure and style. He couldn't be hurt and it was nearly impossible to really out-box him as such.

There are a lot of other guys that would have the classic shot at tagging him with a big shot and putting him out. The best MW/SMW's of our era didn't have the big punch to do it really. They relied on their own slick skills much like Jones and so when they faced him, Jones' speed was just able to get the better of them. Someone with a monstrous punch and quick hands would always have that chance over Jones though.

Think of some very hard hitting southpaws at MW with speed and you've got a guy that could beat Jones. Think of any hard hitting fighter with a good, quick, well hidden KO punch and you've a guy who has a chance.

The only problem with Jones ended up being his chin and the fact that if he was tagged hard he would inevitably go down for the count or be very badly hurt, which gives him that problem of one sneaky punch and you beat him. Not many could get it in, but it would happen and some would land it.

Hearns is a great example. What if Jones had faced Hearns around the time he faced Hopkins? B-Hop landed the right. Hearns' right though was dynamite and if he did land it early on the temple as Jones ducked down I could definitely see Jones put out for the count. If Hearns didn't land it for the first four rounds then I could see him having trouble winning a decision. Great fight though.

He's a real question mark. :dunno:

True Guru
12-12-2009, 11:04 AM
Nigel Benn
Chris Eubank
Gerald Mcclellan
Dariusz Michalczewski
Lennox Lewis
2003 washed up Mike Tyson
Joe Calzaghe
A dedicated James Toney
Prime Bernard Hopkins

Schism
12-12-2009, 11:12 AM
A lot of fighters.

IMDAZED
12-18-2009, 11:30 AM
At 175, there were several - Spinks, Foster, Moore. And I'd even give a prime Moorer a good shot. At 160-168? I'd put my money on Jones over almost anyone.

SplitSecond
12-18-2009, 11:41 AM
i was gonna say thomas hearns but then i just remembered that jones can literally knock out anyone at 168 and below

hearns would probabley get tagged early and would'nt be able to pack a knockout punch after a knockdown and inevitably being stopped

i think hagler has the best chance

donkim
12-18-2009, 11:44 AM
i was gonna say thomas hearns but then i just remembered that jones can literally knock out anyone at 168 and below

hearns would probabley get tagged early and would'nt be able to pack a knockout punch after a knockdown and inevitably being stopped

i think hagler has the best chance


Your spelling is awful.You haven't seen enough of Thomas Hearns or Marvin Hagler to hold such an opinion.

THE REED™
12-18-2009, 11:45 AM
Danny Green

The Stone Roses
12-18-2009, 12:23 PM
Sugar Ray Robinson will kill Roy Jones at Middleweight to Light Heavyweight.....Robinson had an iron chin, a ****ing cracking left hook, right hand was even better, he could throw 3,4,5 left hooks in a row..combination after combination....Roy can't sustain pressure and his chin is suspect big time

mikeyh1015
12-18-2009, 12:28 PM
Nigel Benn
Chris Eubank
Gerald Mcclellan
Dariusz Michalczewski
Lennox Lewis
2003 washed up Mike Tyson
Joe Calzaghe
A dedicated James Toney
Prime Bernard Hopkins
LOL, NO ONE COULD BEAT him! He was UNREAL!!!!!!

project xxx1
12-18-2009, 12:32 PM
hagler
sugar ray len
eubank

project xxx1
12-18-2009, 12:35 PM
oh yea holyfield at cruiserweight would have kod him

nachorjj
12-18-2009, 12:42 PM
no one, no competition

bojangles1987
12-27-2009, 09:38 AM
At middleweight and especially super middleweight RJ competes with and can beat anyone, just off athletic superiority.

Light heavyweight, then you are getting to guys who would have the size and power to get at Roy and put him on the mat. He wouldn't get wiped out, again because of his freakish athleticism, but there are probably fighters he wouldn't be able to beat.

BritishBoxing92
12-27-2009, 05:42 PM
Whether you like him or not, you have to admit he was an amazing fighter that could give anyone in his weight class(es) problems.

From middleweight to light heavyweight, who could beat him?

Marvin Hagler could beat him

Earl Hickey
12-27-2009, 05:53 PM
I think mobility is the key to beating Jones, guys like Hopkins and Toney were not that mobile around the ring, it takes someone with a lot of good attributes, handspeed, footspeed, defence, a very solid all rounder with exceptional speed of hand and foot!

Akucapri
12-27-2009, 06:13 PM
How about Taxi driver Tony Waddles?

Owe wait Jones beat him .. I guess he is invincible /jk

JabMan
12-29-2009, 07:36 PM
the only 2 r robinson and a prime hopkins-meaning around the trinidad fight.

The_Demon
12-29-2009, 08:33 PM
a very select few guys at MW as he was still slightly green their

a very select few at LHW due too the weight

SMW,i cant think of anyone who i would favour over prime roy jones