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Boxing: Roy considering fighting on

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posted on Oct, 3 2004 @ 06:38 PM
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A week after getting knocked stone cold unconscious by Glen Johnson in an IBF 175lbs title fight in Memphis, Roy Jones Junior has insisted his in-ring career is not necessarily finished.

The former pound-for-pound virtuoso lost almost every minute of every round to blue collar champion Johnson at the FedEx Forum last weekend; Roy looked shot, to be perfectly blunt, and it was worrying in the extreme to see him starched, laid out and left powerless to control his own body by a single punch for the second time in two fights.


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posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 10:56 AM
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Roy, take the money and run. I wouldn't want to watch another Jones fight, the last one was painful enough. He looked absolutely shot in the ring and shouldn't tarnish his record any further.



posted on Oct, 4 2004 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by TeflonDon
Roy, take the money and run. I wouldn't want to watch another Jones fight, the last one was painful enough. He looked absolutely shot in the ring and shouldn't tarnish his record any further.


You know what I think Roy needs? Some good old fashioned rest and a long vacation. The drop from Heavyweight back to Light Heavyweight killed Roy. He was never the same after the Ruiz fight. Personally I think he should have retired after the Ruiz fight since that was the peak of his hall of fame career.



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 10:59 AM
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Would have been the best decision, but who can tell Roy Jones anything. After stepping up to heavy and winning, surely everything else is a comedown.


TRD

posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 02:56 PM
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How old is he now?

Is he too old to take a break and then make a comeback?



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by TRD
How old is he now?

Is he too old to take a break and then make a comeback?


Nah he's not too old. He's only 35. He can still take like a year off and come back refreshed just like Tito did.



posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by TeflonDon
After stepping up to heavy and winning, surely everything else is a comedown.


Yeah Thats true. After you become Heavyweight Champion of the World there's nothing more for a boxer to do after that.



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 08:18 AM
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Its just a same that he stepped up all those times, creating history and then he lets his record get tarnished. The Roy Jones of old would never have lost his last two fights.



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 09:05 AM
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how come people think that in any sport anything over 30 something is getting old, isnt getting old over your 50's



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by freak29
how come people think that in any sport anything over 30 something is getting old, isnt getting old over your 50's


In boxing your peak usually is in your late 20's early 30's. It's all downhill after that for most boxers.



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by TeflonDon
The Roy Jones of old would never have lost his last two fights.


Like i said before. The drop from Heavyweight back to Light Hevyweight killed Roy. He either should have stayed a Heavy or retire.



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 09:27 AM
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how come this is so? didnt ali and other boxers box much later than that? and i would to think the boxing gloves had less padding back then.



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by freak29
how come this is so? didnt ali and other boxers box much later than that? and i would to think the boxing gloves had less padding back then.


Yeah they did fight until much later but their best days were already behind them. Ali suffered some bad losses towards the end of his career. Just because a boxer fights until he's older doesn't mean he's still in his prime. I think Ali peaked with his win over Foreman. After that it went slowly downhill. His wars with Frazier took a lot out of him.



posted on Oct, 6 2004 @ 10:03 AM
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I agree with that Ocelot.

It also depends on the boxers style, a knockout specialist can still throw down, but hand speed and lateral movement diminish as a fighter gets older. Conditioning can still be there, Evander is an example of that.

The problem with boxers is that so much dedication and time of life is put into boxing, it's then hard to just walk away from it, for most of the guys it's all they know.




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