By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo
Throw away size, weight, and age out the window, we asked the legend himself Roy Jones, Jr. how he would've done against today's top two boxers, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in his prime.
Based on style, the boxing writers' 90's Fighter of the Decade said he believes he would've beaten Mayweather, but would encounter more of a challenge figuring out Pacquiao.
"The young Roy Jones, Jr. would probably beat Floyd Mayweather, Jr., because basically Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and James Toney fight with the same style. My style is a little different than their style," Jones said on dBoxing Source Radio show.
"But when you come back and start talking about Manny Pacquiao, he's a whole different animal. He's a southpaw who throws bombs," Jones said, and continued, "You got to survive his power first, then you deal with him. That's still yet to be seen. Of course with my size I'll beat him, but if I was in his weight class, that would be a good fight to see."
When I asked when would enough be enough in terms of calling it a career as a pro boxer, Jones said he had one goal left, which is to become a cruiserweight champion, something he has yet to accomplish in his storied career."