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I give the slight edge to Roy. The Ruiz fight solidifies it for him in my opinion. 160 to heavyweight is something that is almost never done. Ruiz was not a great fighter but he was good enough to beat a number of top heavyweights at the time. But Jones dominated him.
Originally Posted by BigAlexSand
Roy Jones Jr became the First man in 106 years to successfully hold a title from middleweight to heavyweight and doing this great task going 49-0 (Not including his disqualification lose to Montell Griffin).
First winning the (IBF) Middleweight title against Bernard Hopkins at 22-0 in his career.
Then Moving to fight for the (IBF) Super-Middleweight Title against James Toney at 27-0.
From there Moved to Fight for the (WBC) Light-Heavyweight Title against Mike McCallum at 34-0.
Finally Moving to fight for the (WBA) Heavyweight Title Against John Ruiz at 47-0.
He held a grand total of the (IBF) Middleweight Title, (IBF) Super-Middleweight Title, ( 2 time WBC, Two Time WBA, and IBF) Light-Heavyweight Title And The (WBA) Heavyweight Title. As well as being the 90's pound-4-pound best!
Floyd Mayweather Jr, has held over Eight Major Titles in Five different Wight-Classes. His Current record is an unblemished 43-0.
First Floyd fought for his first title (WBC) at Super Featherweight defeating Genero Hernandez at 18-0.
Then moved up to fight for the (WBC) Lightweight title beating Jose Castillo at 28-0.
Soon After moving up to fight for the (WBC) Light-Welterweight title against Arturo Gatti at 34-0.
Not but one fight after his first defense, moved to fight for the (IBF) Welterweight Title against Zab Judah at 36-0.
Eminently after moved up yet again to fight for the (WBC) Light-Middleweight title at 38-0.
All together Mayweather held the (WBC) Super-Featherweight Title, The (WBC) Lightweight Title, the (WBC) Light-Welterweight Title, the (2 time WBC, and IBF) Welterweight Title and the (WBA & WBC) Light-Middleweight Title.
With such a defining career, he could have been without retirement; the best pound-4-pound best fighter of this past 10 years.