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Old 01-12-2010, 08:00 PM #1
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In Prime Roy Jones Versus In Prime:

Ezzard Charles
Archie Moore
Gene Tunney
Bob Foster
Michael Spinks
Billy Conn
John Henry Lewis
Tommy Loughran
Tommy Gibbons
Maxie Rosenbloom
Young Stribling

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Old 01-13-2010, 12:54 AM #2
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In Prime Roy Jones Versus In Prime:

Ezzard Charles
Archie Moore
Gene Tunney
Bob Foster
Michael Spinks
Billy Conn
John Henry Lewis
Tommy Loughran
Tommy Gibbons
Maxie Rosenbloom
Young Stribling

Your thoughts Gentlemen?

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I'd say the chin plays a big factor in this one..

And 4 out of the top 5 would find it, with Tunney being an evens fight..

I think he takes care of the others with Rosenbloom, Stribling and Conn taking him the distance..
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:00 AM #3
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I'd say the chin plays a big factor in this one..

And 4 out of the top 5 would find it, with Tunney being an evens fight..

I think he takes care of the others with Rosenbloom, Stribling and Conn taking him the distance..
From what I've seen of Conn, he had a right hand that was almost as good as Louis'. You can see it in his fight against Louis actually. I have to think he would've caught up with Roy at some point. I agree with the rest though.
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In Prime Roy Jones Versus In Prime:

Ezzard Charles
Archie Moore
Gene Tunney
Bob FosterMichael Spinks
Billy Conn
John Henry Lewis
Tommy Loughran
Tommy Gibbons
Maxie Rosenbloom
Young Stribling

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The guy with the punch to take Roy out has the best chance, in my opinion the guys in bold all have the punch and the skills to land it on a prime Roy. But bear in mind Roy could also emerge without getting knocked out, and he has the punch to put away nearly anyone too.

(The guys underlined I don't know much about)
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From what I've seen of Conn, he had a right hand that was almost as good as Louis'. You can see it in his fight against Louis actually. I have to think he would've caught up with Roy at some point. I agree with the rest though.
Billy Conn was a great fighter and I have much respect for him, but you got to be crazy if you think his right is comparable to Louis'.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:17 AM #6
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:54 AM #7
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From what I've seen of Conn, he had a right hand that was almost as good as Louis'. You can see it in his fight against Louis actually. I have to think he would've caught up with Roy at some point. I agree with the rest though.
Love Billy Conn, but not as versatile as RJJ..
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From what I've seen of Conn, he had a right hand that was almost as good as Louis'. You can see it in his fight against Louis actually. I have to think he would've caught up with Roy at some point. I agree with the rest though.
I don't think Conn was ever known as puncher. A speed merchant yes, but not a puncher.

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I don't think Conn was ever known as puncher. A speed merchant yes, but not a puncher.

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I think a phrase once used about another fighter but would fit was he couldn't punch a hole in a pound of butter
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I think a phrase once used about another fighter but would fit was he couldn't punch a hole in a pound of butter
Lol.. Or 'could'nt knock the skin off a rice pudding' Tommy Loughran and Nicolino Locche come to mind..
More than made up for it with skill though..
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