TONIGHT: The Best P4P Boxer in the World vs Montell Griffin

TONIGHT: The Best P4P Boxer in the World vs Montell Griffin

Post by Chic » Sat, 22 Mar 1997 04:00:00


They're billing Montell Griffin as "the biggest and strongest opponent
that Roy Jones has ever faced" (or something like that).

I hope they didn't say the biggest-  he's only 5'7"!

What can I say about this fight?  Jones is the best in the business and
he's doing "amazing things in the gym" (whatever that means);  Griffin
is a boxer (not in Jones' league, though) with only mediocre power (this
means trouble!).

Prediction:  Jones by KO within 9.

Why isn't anybody talking about this fight on RSB?  Maybe because everybody
expects Jones to dominate?

Chico

 
 
 

TONIGHT: The Best P4P Boxer in the World vs Montell Griffin

Post by Nelson Patenau » Sat, 22 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Why isn't anybody talking about this fight on RSB?  Maybe because everybody
> expects Jones to dominate?

  I dont know but Roy Jones is amazing and is the P4P best in the world.
I dont expect a thorough domination but for Griffin to do what he has to
do to have a chance.  Jones will be the aggressor with Griffin probably
trying to utilize the same game plan that was successful against James
Toney twice.  

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TONIGHT: The Best P4P Boxer in the World vs Montell Griffin

Post by David James Algrana » Sat, 22 Mar 1997 04:00:00

: They're billing Montell Griffin as "the biggest and strongest opponent
: that Roy Jones has ever faced" (or something like that).

: I hope they didn't say the biggest-  he's only 5'7"!

: What can I say about this fight?  Jones is the best in the business and
: he's doing "amazing things in the gym" (whatever that means);  Griffin
: is a boxer (not in Jones' league, though) with only mediocre power (this
: means trouble!).

: Prediction:  Jones by KO within 9.

: Why isn't anybody talking about this fight on RSB?  Maybe because everybody
: expects Jones to dominate?

: Chico

Maybe because there is not an interesting fight?

David

 
 
 

TONIGHT: The Best P4P Boxer in the World vs Montell Griffin

Post by ?? » Sun, 23 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  I dont know but Roy Jones is amazing and is the P4P best in the world.

>  Nelson Patenaude

This term, "pound for pound" gets thrown around quite a bit, but what
EXACTLY does it mean?

Some possible definitions:

(i)     His knowledge with regards to boxing is superior to any other
        fighter.
        -> This seems an odd criterion as it opens the door to some boxing
           bookworm to claim the title best P4P fighter.

(ii)    His ability to make the most out of his physical size is greatest
        among boxers.
        -> I would contend that this title is held by Evander Holyfield who
           I still see as a blown up cruiser weight.

(iii)   Compared to some benchmark, his talents overcome the greatest size
        or strength differential.
        -> This, of course, demands the question, "What is that benchmark?"

(iv)    He dominates others in his weight class more than any other fighter.
        -> Now this is interesting.  Roy Jones may well hold this title
           though there are other notables who could be argued.

(v)     Some other criterion.

Opinions?

- Matt

 
 
 

TONIGHT: The Best P4P Boxer in the World vs Montell Griffin

Post by John W Bra » Sun, 23 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>They're billing Montell Griffin as "the biggest and strongest opponent
>that Roy Jones has ever faced" (or something like that).

I saw a newspaper ad that gave Jones the heart of Hagler, the guts
of Hearns, the power of Duran, the speed of Robinson, and something
from LEonard (not the 7-UP endor***t, something else.)  I
was a little disturbed, but at least now his people are promoting
him.

Quote:
>Why isn't anybody talking about this fight on RSB?  Maybe because everybody
>expects Jones to dominate?

Well, umm, yes.  Griffin is a good, championship level opponent,
with wins over James Toney, an Olympic medal, and some profile,
but he will give Jones a workout, not much more.  --Bragg