And don't forget that his nipples were noticeably bigger than Roy's too. These things are important.I hate to be the bad guy in this thread... and especially since we're talking about two beloved, 1st-ballot HOF'ers and ATG's who provided us boxing fans with countless wonderful moments of boxing prowess each in his own division.
Bad guy I'll have to be.
Jones Jr. should stay the hell away from any boxing ring from here on out. Even from the get-go, you could tell the difference between him and Mike... and I'm not just talking about the fact that one was a heavyweight and the other who although ventured up to HW, was a great somewhere south of that.
Mike looked boxing-fit. Admirably so at his 54 years of age. Roy looked like a paunchy old man, having just gotten off the couch to go fight.
People rave about his "no-look" jabs. Please... he was basically blindly throwing his left at no one in particular while getting the hell outta Dodge.
It was an exhibition... yes. But then at the end they were both being interviewed and Mike was just happy to be there and could give a rat's ass about the fight predictably being called a draw, which of course it wasn't.
Roy babbled something about not liking draws and something or other.
Yes, yes... I know all about this being an exhibition and nobody expecting anything. Believe me... my own expectations couldn't have been any lower.
I was just taken a bit aback by the contrast between Mike and Roy in the shape they were in, and the way they looked in the ring.
Body shots? Believe me... if Mike had really put his weight behind any of those body shots during the fight... he would've ended up breaking the rules (no knockouts).
Credit to Mike, who sold the effort like a champ. He really tried to make Roy look good in there.
All this from a fan of both fighters.