i like most of their opinions but just wanted to point out 3 of them
ruiz one had me laughin because before i even readit knew he'd say something to down jones...still bitter about that a.ss beatin he got haha
but i like lacy and mosley's response.Mosley's is the most on point but lacy is right about staying on the ropes.Ever since roy came down in weight it's like his legs aren't there anymore.Anytime pressure is put on him he goes to the ropes and covers up...it's too easy and i'm hopin that don't happen cause jones will get peppered up but i see the f!ght going 3 ways..
1.Jones lets joe take him to the ropes and gets combo'd all night or ko'd...because even though joe don't hit hard roy can't take a punch these days
2.jones turns back the clock and comes out of his shell.He's been scared to let his hands go since being knocked out but he seemed to start getting his confidence back at the end of the trinidad f!ght so hopefully he won't be scared.If he f!ghts like this and let's his hands go roy can win...been sayin this since day one
3.Roy stays off the ropes but gets scared of letting his hands go like previous f!ghts.This is actually where i'm leaning with this.My gut is telling me roy is going to come out looking sharp but my brain is tellin me roy is still not going to let his hands go and joe will win a decision something like jones-tarver 3 or calzaghe-hopkins
but like i said from the get go...don't be surprised of roy wins.He lost his legs but he still has speed,power,and reflexes.They aren't as sharp as they used to be but it's still there.It's really mental with roy....if he's scared or if he let's his hands go.....2 days to go!!!!
^^^^went pretty much exactly how i thought'd it go.last night was asad moment for me and i lost a little respect for roy.Because since he's been losing i've been attributing it to weight or age or him just being scared...but now i'm almost positive it's all mental.Sure he has slowed a little and his reflexes and lefs are not what they're used to but he still has enough talent in him to beat a lot of top guy if he would just let his damn hands go.In the first round and a half he had joe lookin like a sparring partner...but i told everybody i was watchin with don't get too excited because he was still lookin a little scared to throw.Beefore the knockdown he wasn't really throwin and then the end of the second.He was faster then joe and that's where joe beats his opponents....everybody i watched it with thought it was rigged because calzaghe was puttin his face in front of jones and istead of ripping with his signature left hook he'd just tap him with a little right hand....bu i knew he was just gunshy
i dn't like sayint his because i don't wanna take nothin from joe....but when u look at the hopkins f!ght it's debateable if hopkins just had a bad night or joe made him have a bad night.As for jones i know 100% jones handin him this f!ght and would have walked right through him if he threw some punches...and in heir prime...no contest
i think roy needs to retire..love boxing or not if ur not going to throw punches when u get in there it's time to go cause that's how he's gonna get hurt
asfor joe i know he said he needs to retire but i think he should stick around for 2-3 more f!ghts.Right now he has my respect but he still hasn't beaten a world class f!ghter in their prime.If he stays and f!ghts chad dawson and maybe winky it would do a lot for his legacy.Winky hasn't looked good but wouldn't say he's washed up....just think he hasn't looked good and dawson could deal to good with the pressure johnson put on him so joe would prolly be more difficult