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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 30 Jul 20 10.31pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

The 'great' Roy Jones Jr was totally humiliated by Joe Calzaghe. Jones might have been past his best when they fought but the Americans were always been reluctant to recognise Calzaghe as the best of the best.
This fight with Tyson is a joke but it will be on us if we pay to watch it. Both fighters were washed up well before the retired, never mind in their fifties.


In my opinion Joe C is possibly the best fighter this country has ever produced, however a prime Roy beats a prime Joe every time.

Jones did things in the ring I have never seen done by another boxer.

 


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Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

In my opinion Joe C is possibly the best fighter this country has ever produced, however a prime Roy beats a prime Joe every time.

Jones did things in the ring I have never seen done by another boxer.

I tend to agree.

Still, while I think when it comes to reflexes Jones was something else it has to be said that if a non great like Tarver had the answer who is to say others wouldn't have.

I suppose there isn't such a thing as an unbeatable fighter.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 31 Jul 20 8.52am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


In my opinion Joe C is possibly the best fighter this country has ever produced, however a prime Roy beats a prime Joe every time.

Jones did things in the ring I have never seen done by another boxer.

He was a great fighter but tarnished his reputation by cherry picking fights and avoiding some of the greats.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 31 Jul 20 9.51am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

He was a great fighter but tarnished his reputation by cherry picking fights and avoiding some of the greats.

Roy never cherry picked anyone.

He fought

Tarver
Hopkins
Tony
Ruiz (at heavyweight)
Hill
Trinidad
McCallum


He boxed from middleweight to heavyweight and Fought the lot, often more than once.

Until he lost to Tarver he was pretty much unstoppable, however he became shot very quickly and that is what tarnished his reputation.

Who do you think he avoided Badger?

 


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Interesting article about his career. He certainly divides opinion, he is a great I am not denying that but the quality of some of his opponents was not.

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 31 Jul 20 12.34pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Interesting article about his career. He certainly divides opinion, he is a great I am not denying that but the quality of some of his opponents was not.

[Link]

Just putting this back at you Badger my friend, who did he duck?

I canít think of anyone.

 


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Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Just putting this back at you Badger my friend, who did he duck?

I canít think of anyone.

I'd have to go back through the records and to be honest I can't be bothered. It's an opinion that some experts share never the less I bow to your greater knowledge.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 31 Jul 20 4.28pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I'd have to go back through the records and to be honest I can't be bothered. It's an opinion that some experts share never the less I bow to your greater knowledge.

Tom 1. Badger 0.

 


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View Eaglehamster's Profile Eaglehamster Flag Storrington 31 Jul 20 5.01pm Send a Private Message to Eaglehamster Add Eaglehamster as a friend

I've always wondered why the was no fight between Joe Calzaghe and Steve Collins.

Would have been interesting.

 


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View djcpfc's Profile djcpfc Flag Warminster Road, Brisbane Ex-pat 31 Jul 20 5.09pm Send a Private Message to djcpfc Add djcpfc as a friend

He avoided Collins thatís for sure.

He was a good fighter a Super-middle but he wasnít a great. Doesnít mean he was wasnít involved in great fights.

Calzaghe was in the hotly contested fight with Hopkins? And that is partly why he never got the credit in the States. Yanks love a fighter and Joeís finesse wasnít what they wanted.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 31 Jul 20 5.25pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by djcpfc

He avoided Collins thatís for sure.

He was a good fighter a Super-middle but he wasnít a great. Doesnít mean he was wasnít involved in great fights.

Calzaghe was in the hotly contested fight with Hopkins? And that is partly why he never got the credit in the States. Yanks love a fighter and Joeís finesse wasnít what they wanted.


Not true. They were due to fight but Collins pulled out and retired, this set up the fight between Joe and Eubank

 


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He only agreed to fight him after he had been retired for 2 years, and at light heavy. He avoided him like the plague in the mid-90ís when all he had to lose was an IBF title.

I stand by my previous statements. Good fighter, great fights with other good fighters. I think it could be said many fighters avoided fights. You donít end up with great records otherwise, Calzaghe included. RJ he played it well, was up there, but hung around too long. These latest moves are non-sense.

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


Not true. They were due to fight but Collins pulled out and retired, this set up the fight between Joe and Eubank

 

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