Originally Posted by leelandk
Not impressed at all with Roy. The exact opposite.
IMO, its time for Jones to step away from the game. He had zero heart out there. Perhaps if hadn't soley relied on his phenomal physical gifts and mastered his craft like a true technician, when mother nature started dulling his athletism, he would still be a great boxer.
Look at Bernard Hopkins. He wasn't the pure athlete of Jones caliber, so he put in the work and became a master of his craft. Even when B-hop's age started to slow him down, he was still a great boxer because he didn't neglect the technical aspects of the sport and was always learning.
But thats not the case with Roy Jones. He still relies on athletism that isn't as otherworldly as it once appeared. Put pressure on him and he covers up. And the combinations? Few and far between. Now its one shot at a time.
I'm sorry, but B-Hop dominated a prime Tito every round and KO'ed him. Winky shut a slightly shot Tito out for 12 rounds and toyed with him. And a much larger Roy had his hands full for 6 rounds against a completely shot Tito who was fighting 16 pounds above his prime weight class. B-Hop, Winky, Calzaghe, or Kessler would carve Jones up and make it look easy.
It was a great career for Roy, but I have no desire to see him box again. P4P king like he says? Sorry, you're nothing more than a has been and never will be again.
WOW saying he is just a has been really shows you no nothing about boxing. Because Roy at 168 is hard to beat for anyone even at his age. I really just believe you are upset you didn't see a knock out. I seen something more last night, i seen Roy prove something.
I disagree with what your saying.
Roy didn't have his hands full at any point.
Roy toyed with Tito that whole fight.
Roy hit Tito when he wanted.
Dropped him when he wanted.
Roy just wanted to idk what he wanted but he was toying with him. Roy would hit him and dance away. He would rock him and dance away. Emmanuel commented on this in the 7th round. I believe it was the 7th. He said something like he thought Roy really lost it but now sees that Roy is just playing with Tito.
Tito knew it, I knew it, Roy knew it.
I know Roy said he wanted to knock Tito out but that was talk. I believe he wanted to show he could go 12 rounds an show his speed and power was still there an imo he showed that. Roy looked very good last night.