How far would prime Roy Jones. Jr have come in this era?

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  1. nastyleft

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    Or slur and make random bird like screeching sounds..all of which is clearily needed to make "hits" now
     
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    Pretty much.

    I love Dre. Dude is as smart, tough and emotionally stable a fighter you will see. I think he would find away to make it to the final bell, he is that fierce a competitor, but he wouldn’t win. Roy is a different type of Cat.

    It’s just not fair comparing Roy to most of the other fighters. He was freeky gifted in so many areas. The easy ones to see are the physical gifts but his ring IQ was off the charts. It’s been fashionable of late to down play Roy’s place in the sport. The line goes something like he had no fundamentals, he was technically flawed etc. Yes, he often used unorthodox moves but most people miss the high level chess he was employing, thinking several steps ahead of his opponent to get them in a comprised positions. He would pull off traps only someone with his physical gifts could, at his peek his opponents just couldn’t adjust. How could they? It ain’t fair but life ain’t fair.

    I can’t think of any man from 160-175 that I would favor over Roy, nobody.

    Oh. The original question. He smokes fools in any era.
     
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    Could Roy win a title at HW?
     
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    Not with Wilder and Joshua holding the titles, it would stop at the current CWs
     
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    No one beats Prime Roy. Prime Roy is a borderline God. Lol. Y'all must've forgot.
     
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    Naw.. size matters at some point and the boys currently on top are giants.
     
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    well, manuel charr holds the WBA regular title. if you count that then RJJ could win that.
     
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    Bivol is the LHW I give hte best shot to at beating peak RJJ. Even then, I give him like a 1% chance.
     
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    I don't see his success being any less. I would love to watch prime Jones v Ward. He would deal with pretty much all MW/SMW/LHW these days.
     
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    What training advances in the last 20 years happened that would allow modern fighters to beat Roy?

    He was already working with Mackie Shilstone to bulk up to heavy, and Shilstone's blueprint apparently goes back to the 80s with Spinks. I think Shilstone's still one of the leading experts in strength & conditioning training for boxing.

    Boxing has also been professionalized for a lot longer than MMA, and they've had a long time to work the bugs out of their training methods. So I don't think the sport has evolved in leaps and bounds in terms of technical training.

    And Roy's main assets were Matrix reflexes and fight IQ; it's not like he relied on superior S&C to a massive degree.


    Most likely a young 2018 Roy gets the 2020 gold medal he was cheated out of during his own time, and does about as well as he did back then as a pro.
     

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