However James Toney does himself few favours forward of Roy Jones Jnr showdown
ROY JONES JNR w pts 12 JAMES TONEY
November 18, 1994; MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
“HE didn’t have that look in his eyes, his punches have been flat,” the nice Sugar Ray Leonard mentioned of James Toney after watching Roy Jones dominate “Lights Out” over 12 rounds. Toney didn’t have that look in his eyes as a result of he’d boiled himself right down to 168lbs after beginning his coaching camp at 207lbs. His punches have been flat as a result of he’d spent an excessive amount of coaching to shed weight and never sufficient time coaching for Jones. Would it not have been any totally different if Toney had ready appropriately? Most likely not, so nice was Roy on this evening. However this combat matched two fighters of such mind-boggling brilliance, one needs extra than simply one in all them had the hearth of their eyes.
DID YOU KNOW? Solely 7,000 followers watched contained in the MGM Grand and it offered 300,000 pay-per-view buys. On the time, this was not an enormous crossover combat.
WATCH OUT FOR: Roy Jones in full circulation. The knockdown within the third. The swagger all through. This was a person on the peak of his powers, realizing he was dominating nearly each second towards an opponent many had tipped to win.