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Roy Jones: I'd Beat Mayweather, Pacquiao a Tough Style

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ruthless One on 03-22-2012

Prime RJJ was just a beast. I can easily visualize him beating Mayweather or Pacquiao.

Comment by studentofthegam on 03-22-2012

[QUOTE=Davis40;11887237]toney has much more power then floydie boy[/QUOTE]I agree. He's fukin 100lbs bigger. LOL [QUOTE=SelectOne;11887254]Yeah RJJ beats floyd i think i also think that someone with speed and a high punch output beats floyd name the last fighter he fought…

Comment by djtmal on 03-16-2012

[QUOTE=iniduoh;11895001]You can't compare Bhop and Toney to Floyd Mayweater Jr. Floyd is on a whole different level than those guys, they aren't even close. [/QUOTE] iniduoh, i think roy jones jr., is being very truthful, in saying that in his…

Comment by djtmal on 03-16-2012

[QUOTE=iniduoh;11895058]He could've given Toney and Hopkins a rematch but he didn't. This is my original account, I only have one[/QUOTE] my original account, of why there were no rematches, involving jones vs. toney, and hopkins, while all were in their…

Comment by BoxingGenius27 on 03-16-2012

[QUOTE=iniduoh;11895058]He could've given Toney and Hopkins a rematch but he didn't. This is my original account, I only have one[/QUOTE] Do you realize Toney and Jones were fighting in two different weight classes after that? You also realize that Jones…

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