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IMO it would of been Chris Eubank.

I know Eubank avoided him like the plague, but Roy would of struggled to beat him if he got the fight.

I'm talking prime Eubank from the Nigel Benn fight to the Lindell Holmes fight, when his reactions were still in good working order. He very rarely got caught with single shots (and when he did it was from short distance and untelegraphed), and you never saw him hit with three or four punches at a time. He stood just out of distance, left his chin out to dry but had excellent reflexes.

Roy either pounced from the outside with potshots or threw three or four punch combo's......

Roy's big weapon was his left hook, but Eubank didn't get caught with left hooks. He cupped his right glove and caught them.

Roy would struggle because Eubank wouldn't be initiating the action too often, and Eubank was great at beating an opponent to the punch (either with his reaching shots or counter shots) and getting out the way again, infact he was the master at it.

Eubank was a master of distance and timing but in his very own style, and also mastered the ring generalship. Roy relied on more physical gifts. Eubank knew how to control the pace of a fight, to a slow tempo at his own liking.

He could be slicker than Roy, Eubank was poetry at his best. So underrated.

He was just such an awkward guy to fight, Eubank, the way he turned his shoulder in and the difficult stances he made. And he could either command the centre of the ring or he could back off, move, and change direction a few times (in no rush and almost hypnotising you) and strike at the right time (say with a sneak right hand or something), though Roy's pure handspeed would pick him off IMO.

I can only really see Roy outworking him though if he is to beat Eubank in a fantasy fight, he wouldn't knock him out because Eubank had a concrete chin and incredible powers of recovery. But I see Eubank countering Roy with the left uppercut quite often.
 

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Funny how whenever we talk of the best boxers of the last decade or so... people always say "MOST OF THEIR OPPONENTS WERE WEAK AND THEY ONLY BEAT A FEW STRONG OPPONENTS!!!"

People often say this about Jones Jr., Hopkins, De La Hoya and Mayweather (and I've said this about certain boxers as well)... so... ARE THESE BOXERS GOOD OR NOT?
 

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Funny how whenever we talk of the best boxers of the last decade or so... people always say "MOST OF THEIR OPPONENTS WERE WEAK AND THEY ONLY BEAT A FEW STRONG OPPONENT!!!"

People often say this about Jones Jr., Hopkins, De La Hoya and Mayweather (and I've said this about certain boxers as well)... so... ARE THESE BOXERS GOOD OR NOT?
Uhh, what?
 

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IMO it would of been Chris Eubank.

I know Eubank avoided him like the plague, but Roy would of struggled to beat him if he got the fight.

I'm talking prime Eubank from the Nigel Benn fight to the Lindell Holmes fight, when his reactions were still in good working order. He very rarely got caught with single shots (and when he did it was from short distance and untelegraphed), and you never saw him hit with three or four punches at a time. He stood just out of distance, left his chin out to dry but had excellent reflexes.

Roy either pounced from the outside with potshots or threw three or four punch combo's......

Roy's big weapon was his left hook, but Eubank didn't get caught with left hooks. He cupped his right glove and caught them.

Roy would struggle because Eubank wouldn't be initiating the action too often, and Eubank was great at beating an opponent to the punch (either with his reaching shots or counter shots) and getting out the way again, infact he was the master at it.

Eubank was a master of distance and timing but in his very own style, and also mastered the ring generalship. Roy relied on more physical gifts. Eubank knew how to control the pace of a fight, to a slow tempo at his own liking.

He could be slicker than Roy, Eubank was poetry at his best. So underrated.

He was just such an awkward guy to fight, Eubank, the way he turned his shoulder in and the difficult stances he made. And he could either command the centre of the ring or he could back off, move, and change direction a few times (in no rush and almost hypnotising you) and strike at the right time (say with a sneak right hand or something), though Roy's pure handspeed would pick him off IMO.

I can only really see Roy outworking him though if he is to beat Eubank in a fantasy fight, he wouldn't knock him out because Eubank had a concrete chin and incredible powers of recovery. But I see Eubank countering Roy with the left uppercut quite often.
a primed eubank was a force to be reconed with but id have seen roys speed be to much. roy had beter reflexes, hand speed and skill.

the fighter i think who would have been the best match for a primed roy would have been joe cazaghe. joes hands are crazy fast and he has about 10 diffrent ways to win a fight. i know joes offered to go to 175 to face roy for years even doing so in the U.S but rjj never seemed in a hurry to face him.
 

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Not hind sight

what I'm about to say I said before Jones decline.
When Roy first came along I thought he was great.I picked him over Toney and Hopkins and anybody and everybody.I said he has so much speed and natural ability that he really didn't learn the craft,the trade of the sport.I said when he gets older he will have nothing to fall back on.No real learned skills to pull himself out.
He himself is his toughest opponet.
 
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