Roy Jones, Jr. “The Best Ever” at 168 pounds?

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By Jim Amato / Senior Boxing Writer / Contributed to dmboxing.com since 2008

 

ROY DOLL picWho was the best 168 pound boxer since the inception of the weight class in 1984 다운로드. Many will favor Joe Calzaghe because of his numerous title defenses. It would be hard not to say Leonard or Hearns as their classic battle at 168 lbs 다운로드. ended in a controversial draw. Really neither boxer spent a lot of time in this weight class to make a major impact. Well for my money I feel the most formidable super middleweight titleholder was Roy Jones Jr 다운로드. In the two years he held the crown he made six successful defenses, all by knockout.

 

Roy won the title by defeating unbeaten James Toney explorer 9 64 bit 다운로드. This much anticipated Super Bout took place on November 18, 1994. Toney had won the title in 1993 with an impressive stoppage of Iran Barkley. Entering the Las Vegas ring to face Jones, Toney sported a 44-0-2 record 다운로드. The fight wasn’t even close. Jones scored a flash knockdown over Toney in the third round. Roy then proceeded to walk off with the title by scores of 119-108, 118-109 and 117-111 왕은 사랑한다 다운로드.

 


In March of 1995 Roy blitzed the capable Antoine Byrd in a single round. Then in June he dominated the popular Vinny Pazienza 전참시 다운로드. The bout was halted in six rounds. Then Roy took out veteran contender Tony Thornton in three rounds. In 1996 Roy belted out the game and hard punching Merqui Sosa in two 다운로드. Rough and tough Eric Lucas was next and his grit and determination took him into the twelfth and final round when the bout was finally stopped. In 2001 Lucas would win the WBC version of the title 다운로드. In his sixth and final defense he took out unbeaten Bryant Brannon in the second. One month later Roy would defeat Mike McCallum in for light heavyweight honors radiant 무료 프로그램. Yes Joe Calzaghe won a twelve round decision over Roy in 2008 but that was twelve years after Roy had reigned supreme in the 168 pound division.

 
Taking the Toney fight and all six of his defenses into account the combined record of Roy’s opposition was an astounding 208-21-7. That should clearly show how dominant Roy was at this weight. Could Roy have beaten Leonard or Hearns ?  Good question but it is plain that nobody other then maybe Calzaghe dominated like Roy did at 168 pounds.

One thought on “Roy Jones, Jr. “The Best Ever” at 168 pounds?

  1. JOE CALZAGHE is the best smw of all time and it’s not even close. roy jones only had 5 title defenses at smw. calzaghe had 21. calzaghe had more title defenses in a row at smw than roy jones did in his entire career at any weight class.
    when roy jones does this at smw holla at me…

    -JOE CALZAGHE WAS 46-0
    -JOE CALZAGHE BEAT 10 WORLD CHAMPIONS
    -JOE CALZAGHE IS 1 OUT OF ONLY 3 BOXERS IN HISTORY TO BE UNDISPUTED AND UNDEFEATED WORLD CHAMPION
    -JOE CALZAGHE WAS THE FIRST EVER UNDISPUTED SMW CHAMPION
    -JOE CALZAGHE WAS THE FIRST EVER RING MAGAZINE DOUBLE CHAMPION (SMW/LHW)
    -JOE CALZAGHE IS 1 OUT OF 4 MEN IN HISTORY TO HAVE OVER 20 TITLE DEFENCES (21)
    -JOE CALZAGHE IS THE LONGEST-REIGNING SMW CHAMPION IN HISTORY
    -JOE CALZAGHE IS THE SECOND LONGEST-REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION IN HISTORY(10 YEARS)
    -JOE CALZAGHE WAS 22-0 IN SMW TITLE FIGHTS
    -JOE CALZAGHE WAS 24-0 IN TITLE FIGHTS
    -JOE CALZAGHE IS 1 OUT OF 10 WORLD CHAMPIONS IN HISTORY TO RETIRE UNDEFEATED
    -JOE CALZAGHE IS 1 OUT OF 3 RETIRED UNDEFEATED CHAMPIONS TO BE IN THE HALL OF FAME

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