Black Sports : Roy Jones Jr returns to the ring!

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just in case this one gets lost in the shadow of Bernard Hopkins vs Oscar DeLa Hoya, Roy Jones fights on the 25th of this month. His opponent will be Glencoffe Johnson for the IBF Light Heavyweight belt. Johnson is a good fighter...but I don't see him giving RJJ too much of a hard time. I predict a decision win for Roy Jones! This fight should give him the confidence he needs for the 3rd fight with Antonio Tarver.
     
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    Glencoffe Johnson? who dat? :confused:
     
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    Glencoffe Johnson could probably be classified as a journeymen fighter, until he won the vacant IBF Lt. Heavyweight title earlier this year. He was spent most of his career between Middleweight & Lt. Heavy. He is a decent fighter, who can be most Lt. Heavies out there now. He is in his mid-30s (same as Roy), and has a mediocre record of 40-9. However to be honest a lot of his losses, he probably won. I know at least 2 of these losses should have been wins, because I saw the fights myself. His biggest fight up to his title win was a knockout loss to Bernard Hopkins 7 years ago (the only fight Glencoffe Johnson admitted to being outclassed). Here is a website about him:

    http://www.glencoffe.8k.com/
     
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    Yeah, I think Glen will be pissed at losing the title after winning it recently. Too bad. That's the breaks.

    I just hope that Roy is ready...is up to the challenge. I know he's been knocked out before...but...how can he handle it after all the wins, all the championships...all the money and fame. His ego has been broken. Now, he must stand on pride...and not ego.

    We'll see what happens. I wish him the best though.
     
  5. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think this will be Johnson's 1st title defense...oh well...he'll always have memories! :lol:
     
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    i think Roy will get pass Johnson , it will be a good fight.
     
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    I don't think Roy Jr. will have any problem with this cat because of the way Antonio put him to shame.....I just hope Roy Jr realizes that he needs to start keeping them hands up..I know he's quick and all but everyone can be timed if the other fighter is patient enough and can counter well....I see no problem walking through this dude though....

    Mississippi Red
    In my first fight I had a unstoppable fight plan......until I got hit.. :grin:
     
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    so true mississippiRed so true ! i agree with you here .
     
  9. panafrica

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    This is 100% correct brother Red. Many people feel that Roy is washed up because Tarver knocked him out. Nothing could be further from the truth!! Roy was winning the fight when Tarver hit him with a perfect counter! Roy was open to this counter because he has poor defense! Roy has always had bad defense; however, in his younger days his speed was so incredible...it allowed him to get away with his technical flaws. Now at 35 (going on 36) Roy has slowed down a step, and his technical flaws (defense & the lack of a jab) are more obvious. If Roy makes some minor changes to his technique...he can dominate again until his retirement!
     
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    I think Roy needs more than a decision to boost his confidence, he needs a knockout. I do want to see him fight Tarver again though...
     
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