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    Default Steve Collins vs Roy jones jr

    Has anyone read the articles lately?
    Roy accepts the 48 year Collins challenge to a legit boxing match

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    And it should be held in a land far far away

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon09 View Post
    And it should be held in a land far far away
    Somewhere Eubank sr is rubbing his hands together and tapping Benn up again

    I think a masters or legends tournament would be a good laugh.

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    They should have a tournament with Collins, jones, eubank, benn, toney, Hopkins!
    Fuck it throw in Howard Eastman

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    @Dropanuke I didn't believe this was serious, but it is apparently true. Wow, this shouldn't happen, but I would actually watch it as I grew up watching them both.

    World Boxing News: Roy Jones accepts fight offer, Steve Collins calls his bluff

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    Roy Jones getting all pissy at Steve Collins offering him a fight (after hed retired) and Merchant saying this fight was "junk". This is when everyone was getting fed up of Jones pathetic list of opponents when he had Calzaghe and Michelczewski.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Erh4RKbHE

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    whoops! its too bad for roy that he didn't retire back in 97...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross View Post
    Roy Jones getting all pissy at Steve Collins offering him a fight (after hed retired) and Merchant saying this fight was "junk". This is when everyone was getting fed up of Jones pathetic list of opponents when he had Calzaghe and Michelczewski.

    Roy Jones Jr vs. Rick Frazier - Post fight interview - YouTube
    Jones was long gone from 168 when Joe came along and Dariusz is just as responsible as Roy for their fight never coming off.

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    168lb Steve Collins called out a 175lb Roy Jones in 1999?

    Collins would have been obliterated.

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    I dont know, there has to be a reason why they never fought, including Benn and Eubank. It cant just be everyone elses fault can it? Even Mike Tyson probably the most feared fighter of the last 30 years had people queuing to fight him for the purse. Same as any feared fighter. They generate money.

    Unless its a high risk low reward fighter (Bika) but having Jones scalp would be high reward. I do think I remember he wasnt a really big money fighter back then though. He wasnt put on British tv until 96. I remember the first fight of his on British tv was the Bryant Brannon fight. Maybe there was just not enough money or interest involved for the likes of Benn and Eubank who were relatively big earners.

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    They were all at fault. Ego is a terrible disease. Nobody wanted to go to the others back yard. I've always felt a little robbed as a fan that none of those took place. Eubank at his peak would have been the toughest for Roy imo.

    Thank God Leonard, Duran, Hagler, Hearns and Benitez never felt the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ross View Post
    I dont know, there has to be a reason why they never fought, including Benn and Eubank. It cant just be everyone elses fault can it? Even Mike Tyson probably the most feared fighter of the last 30 years had people queuing to fight him for the purse. Same as any feared fighter. They generate money.

    Unless its a high risk low reward fighter (Bika) but having Jones scalp would be high reward. I do think I remember he wasnt a really big money fighter back then though. He wasnt put on British tv until 96. I remember the first fight of his on British tv was the Bryant Brannon fight. Maybe there was just not enough money or interest involved for the likes of Benn and Eubank who were relatively big earners.
    Jones made his super middle debut against Toney at the end of '94, and was testing the waters at light heavy by January '96
    Eubank lost his title to Collins in early 95, then rematched Collins in late '95. Benn wanted easy paydays after McClellan in early '95, and lost his championship a year later.

    I think it was as much a case of too small a window to sort these fights out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamInuit View Post
    They were all at fault. Ego is a terrible disease. Nobody wanted to go to the others back yard. I've always felt a little robbed as a fan that none of those took place. Eubank at his peak would have been the toughest for Roy imo.

    Thank God Leonard, Duran, Hagler, Hearns and Benitez never felt the same way.
    As I said below, the fab four fought each other in round robins over a ten year period. Leonard waited years for Hagler to grow old. Had they had an 18 month window like Jones the fight would never have happened.
    Also, I didn't see any of the fab four knocking down McCallum's door.

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    Collins managed to get Benn out of retirement twice! Im sure if Jones wanted to add some of these names to his resume and put all the doubts to rest he could have tried the same.

    In fact, if Collins had fought Calzaghe and got beaten I dont think he would have chased Jones. Eubank wouldnt have taken the Calzaghe fight and might have ended up being a title holder at light heav where Jones was and would have instantly become the biggest name opponent at light heavy.
    Last edited by ross; 12-28-2012 at 10:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthepen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IamInuit View Post
    They were all at fault. Ego is a terrible disease. Nobody wanted to go to the others back yard. I've always felt a little robbed as a fan that none of those took place. Eubank at his peak would have been the toughest for Roy imo.

    Thank God Leonard, Duran, Hagler, Hearns and Benitez never felt the same way.
    As I said below, the fab four fought each other in round robins over a ten year period. Leonard waited years for Hagler to grow old. Had they had an 18 month window like Jones the fight would never have happened.
    Also, I didn't see any of the fab four knocking down McCallum's door.
    Leonard fought Benitez late 1979 (end of Nov) and then fought Duran twice in six months starting in June 1980 and then again at the end of November. Then he fought Hearns 9 months later Sept 1981.
    Hearns fought Benitez in 1982, Duran in 1984 and Hagler in 85. Duran fought Benitez in 82 and Hearns and Hagler in 83 and 84.

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