View Full Version : Roy Jones vs Merqui Sosa: whats your thoughts on this fight?


Toney616
05-21-2011, 08:19 AM
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Watched this again the other night. It has to be one of the most entertaining Jones fights I've ever watched. Does anyone here know why there wasnt a rematch? Sosa's people were real unhappy with the premature stoppage.

The Surgeon
05-21-2011, 08:21 AM
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Watched this again the other night. It has to be one of the most entertaining Jones fights I've ever watched. Does anyone here know why there wasnt a rematch?

No need really, Jones put it on him good style

Toney616
05-21-2011, 08:24 AM
No need really, Jones put it on him good style
I would of liked to have seen a few more rounds of it:boxing:

The Surgeon
05-21-2011, 08:46 AM
I would of liked to have seen a few more rounds of it:boxing:

Sosa was one hard man but i felt like Roy had proven he was on another level, highly watchable so i could have went for a rematch but we all knew who the better man was

Toney616
05-21-2011, 08:50 AM
Sosa was one hard man but i felt like Roy had proven he was on another level,
True. Ive never seen Merqui hurt like that before though

highly watchable so i could have went for a rematch but we all knew who the better man was
I have no doubt that the rematch would of ended in a ko either, but it would of been nice to see either way.

Scott9945
05-21-2011, 09:47 AM
There was zero demand for a rematch for that fight.

IRISH LULLABY
05-21-2011, 09:52 AM
The only possible reason for a rematch would probably have been for that poor stoppage decision by the referee, other than that, I don't think it warranted a rematch. The fight was exciting while it lasted because Jones didn't hold back and if it lasted a few rounds longer, with Jones' keeping the same pace, the tempo of the fight would have slowed down drastically.

SCtrojansbaby
05-21-2011, 10:08 AM
That is another one of Roy's very very underrated wins. Sosa was coming off 2 wins against Prince Charles Williams and a few year back gave James Toney all he could handle

Toney616
05-21-2011, 10:15 AM
That is another one of Roy's very very underrated wins. Sosa was coming off 2 wins against Prince Charles Williams and a few year back gave James Toney all he could handle
Yeah. He gave Toney fits, thats also a very entertaining fight as well.

Toney616
05-21-2011, 10:17 AM
The only possible reason for a rematch would probably have been for that poor stoppage decision by the referee, other than that, I don't think it warranted a rematch. The fight was exciting while it lasted because Jones didn't hold back and if it lasted a few rounds longer, with Jones' keeping the same pace, the tempo of the fight would have slowed down drastically.
Thats what I was thinking about

SCtrojansbaby
05-21-2011, 12:47 PM
IMO it wasn't a terrible stoppage Sosa had stopped punching I guess like Harold said the ref should of given him a standing 8 but meh it wasn't terrible IMO.

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IMDAZED
05-21-2011, 06:29 PM
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Watched this again the other night. It has to be one of the most entertaining Jones fights I've ever watched. Does anyone here know why there wasnt a rematch? Sosa's people were real unhappy with the premature stoppage.
I thought the stoppage was premature but come on, bud. It wasn't like Sosa was doing anything. I didn't want a Calzaghe-Manfredo rematch either lol.

Toney616
05-22-2011, 06:00 AM
I thought the stoppage was premature but come on, bud. It wasn't like Sosa was doing anything. I didn't want a Calzaghe-Manfredo rematch either lol.
lmao:rofl::rofl:


I was watching that fight and thinking, who is this agreesive fighter coming forward and trying to get his opponent out of there from round 1? Thats not the Jones I know

TBear
05-22-2011, 07:16 AM
Not too long before Jones fought Sosa, Ring magazine had named Sosa's chin the best in boxing. Perhaps it was a curse because after that, Sosa seemed to lose it. At the time I didn't have a big problem with the stoppage because Sosa wasn't throwing back but it was quick.

But not in comparision to the way they stop fights today.
:D