Originally Posted by reedickyaluss
Roy had every trick, juke, feint, trap that could be used and he executed them flawlessly. Roy didn't just throw fast hands. Roy set traps, roy would feint you twice hit you wth a left hook, and then feint you again. Roy would block your jab and wait for to come in, so he could counter you with his left.
Roy had plenty of savvy, it wasn't all flash.. There was substance and meaning behind his movements.
First of all, how many fighters have TWO All Time Greats on their resume? Not too mention at two different weight classes.
Second, hes got an established list of HOFers on his resume as well Toney, Hopkins, Hill, McCallum, possibly Tarver.
Ohhhh, let me guess.. Toneys weight issues again. Tell me, when in Toneys career did he not have a weight problem? But he went 44-0 and the one time it now mattered is because he happened to be in the ring with Roy... Toney just KNOCKED OUT a fighter only 4 months before he fought Roy... But now Toneys not at his best because, well he lost and had weight issues. Yeah.
Wait a minute... We're gonna talk trash on Roys win over Toney... When they were both prime, both undefeated, Toney was P4p #3 in the world, best fighter in the division coming off a KO win 4 months earlier....
We're gonna bring up Nards revenge win over Roy... When Roy is 41 years old ( and no it doesnt matter Bernard was older, that doesnt somehow mean Roy is still fighting at an elite level just because Bernard is) and coming off a 6 year string of losses and knockouts, and FRESH off a 1 st round tko loss to Danny Green.... And not even mention any of that?
Wait, so we're gonna talk about Toney being not at his best and drained, but we're gonna bring up Nards win over Tarver coming FRESH off a movie filming where he played a heavyweight fighter.
Great post all round.
It genuinely grinds me when newer fans try and discredit the Hopkins and Toney wins.
"Hopkins was green" well guess what? So was Roy.
"Toney had weight problems" when didn't he?
Those two are superb
wins. Those 2 alone show how great Roy Jones was in his prime. Especially the James Toney fight. Pre poetry in motion.
I remember the build up to that fight. Big Toney fan at the time. I thought he would not only win but win easy. Boy, was I wrong.
After that fight, everyone knew Roy Jones was the future.
It seems to me, these days, even though it's clear to see on camera, the people who didn't witness Roy Jones in his peak just can't fully appreciate how truly amazing he was.