Trinidad vs. Jones? Who's your pic...

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  1. Cruentus

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    They got to get this one in the Casino...

    My favorite fighter who is alive today is Roy Jones Jr., so I'll be rooting for him. However, I know this will be tough, as Jones is much older now then he was in his prime; but Trinidad is only 4 years younger...

    Thoughts?

    I haven't been excited about a boxing match in a while!

    :)
     
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    They're both so damn strong... RJ jr always reminded me of Ali, he's so skilled, he dances and plays, but his timing is incredible. Trinidad is a great technical boxer though & has a real knack for finishing strong, like in the Mayorga fight. I love that fight, I don't remember being that excited since watching the Gatti-Ward fights.
    Hell, man, I don't know. I'm tempted to go for Jones, but I probably won't bet on it.
     
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    I know; they are both very good. This will be the boxing brawl of the decade! :)
     
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    I'll say that if it goes best 2 out of 3 (like Gatti-Ward). I really hope it does, but these guys hit a little too hard to expect that.
     
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    You know it is sad as at one time I would have been very excited to see this fight but alas boxing has lost me with it endless corruption.
     
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    5 or 8 years ago this would have been a really big fight. Now, I have no interest.
     
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    Whatever... funkillers... ;)
     
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    ***ALAS!!! Endless Corruption!!! WHINEWHINEWHINE****

    DUDE, IT'S THE SWEET SCIENCE!!! Now, go KILL YOURSELF!!!



    No, just kidding. I wish Don King's hair would get caught in a ceiling fan & snap his neck or something.
     
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    I afraid to say that I think this fight will be boring.
    Years ago when Roy Jones Jr. was phenomenal and Trinidad was exceptional this fight would have been AMAZING.
    I could be wrong but I have the feeling we'll be in for a safe, boring match.
     
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    I would like to say Jones, as he has always been a favorite of mine. Fluid and a little unorthodox. I remmebr him knocking a guy out with a lead hand left hook once. But logic says Trinidad. i think Jones is just enough past his prime and that Trinidad will take the fight.

    Brian Jones
     
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    Went how I thought it would.
     
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    Jones has a size advantage, doesn't he?
     
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    Shows how much I know. I'm glad Jones won, but am really surprised by how dominant he was.

    Brian Jones
     
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    They were the same weight class, except Trinidad gained weight for the match and Jones cut weight. I don't think that this matters enough to make or break the fight, though.
     
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    Greetings.

    The weight does make a difference. Remember that Trinidad was his best at 154 lbs. Jones was his best at over 180 lbs.

    While Trinidad boxed in the match, he was ahead, yet I think bad cornering told him to unload, and you cannot do that against a stonewall defensive boxing posture. That is why he lost against Hopkins, Wright and now, Jones.

    It was a sad day for us all in Puerto Rico. People have taken days off just because he won fights. Now we hope Cotto does the same!

    Juan M. Mercado
     
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    They both weighed 175 for the fight. It's just that Jones cut weight to get to 175 and Trinidad did not cut weight (maybe gained a couple of pounds). So in this case, it is not that big of a factor. That is my opinion, but you are free to disagree...123
     

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