View Full Version : Who Should Be Remebered As The Greater Fighter, Roy Jones Jr Or Sam Langford?


Southpaw Great
07-19-2010, 04:01 PM
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GameGod
07-19-2010, 04:19 PM
In terms of resume, Langford. In terms of prime ability, Roy Jones Jr. The thing is that fighters from before 1910 like Langford (and some time after that) genuinely possessed less boxing ability because the sport had yet to fully develop then. But that is no reason to discount the greatness of a fighter from that era, it just makes it harder to quantify.

JAB5239
07-19-2010, 06:42 PM
In terms of resume, Langford. In terms of prime ability, Roy Jones Jr. The thing is that fighters from before 1910 like Langford (and some time after that) genuinely possessed less boxing ability because the sport had yet to fully develop then. But that is no reason to discount the greatness of a fighter from that era, it just makes it harder to quantify.

Langford had huge disadvantages in the ring while Jones almost always had the advantage, I believe that has to be considered when making a comparison.

As far as skills go.....Langford competed against fighters who would compare with any modern fighter. Gans, Blackburn, Walcott, Johnson, Ketchel, Jeanette, McVea, O'Brien and Wills most notably.

NChristo
07-19-2010, 10:48 PM
Don't have to think twice, Langford by a country mile.

r.burgundy
07-20-2010, 08:52 AM
langford was definitely greater by accomplishment but he wouldnt stand a chance against roy

McGrain
07-20-2010, 04:54 PM
Holy ****. WTF is this nonsense?

Ziggy Stardust
07-20-2010, 05:44 PM
Langford. When Jones starts KOing Heavyweights while weighing in a Middleweight I'll give him some consideration.

Poet

McGoorty
07-22-2011, 06:30 PM
langford was definitely greater by accomplishment but he wouldnt stand a chance against roy
Nah, I'm sure Sam would be all over him and I think he hit a lot heavier, anyway Sam had 3 times as many fights, 20 rounders too. Those guys were phenomenal and the eras are soooooooooooooo different, I wish I could go back and see those much tougher fellas.

IronDanHamza
07-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Langford.

Definitely Langford.

NChristo
07-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Surprised the poll is so close.

studentofthegam
07-22-2011, 06:50 PM
Langford. Roy left a lot of question marks for me. I'm still not sure if Roy's whole career was a extremely overrated. Langford by admission of his pears was top notch and over came serious disadvantages throughout. Its simple. I saw a little footage of Langford and he looked special. I watched Roy's whole career and thought yes he's special against "those" guys.

Mugwump
07-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Could anyone please point out what it is about Roy's resume that makes this choice even remotely difficult?