Roy Jones Jr. Shares a Unique Opinion on Floyd Mayweather

Published 12/22/2020, 1:38 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: Floyd Mayweather Jr. walks to his corner while taking on Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


One of the elite names in the sport of boxing, Roy Jones Jr. recently opened up on Floyd Mayweather. He was in a conversation with Club Shay Shay, where he shed some light on ‘Money’ Mayweather’s exuberant boxing style and defense. He also commented on the magnetic power possessed by the American boxer.

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‘Captain Hook’ said, “He one of the best defensive fighters you’ve seen and he’s smart. He don’t take no stupid risk. He goes out, he fights and he fights to get the ‘W’.”

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Jones Jr lauded Mayweather on his defensive boxing style but rubbed off claims of him being an only defensive fighter. He shared insights on ‘Money’s ferocious power inside the ring.

“He’s a very good fighter, very talented athlete, a very smart guy, and a very smart fighter.”

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You saw he did, and he showed you got power not (just) in hand, but he got power in both hands. He just don’t choose to fight that way,” he added.

Roy Jones Jr. asserted on one juncture wherein he believed Floyd is a powerful boxer too, but he used his defense and fight IQ to break his opponents down.

This may have come as a surprise to fans who always assumed Mayweather to be a defender who kept his hands in front of his face. However, that’s how strategically he planned on beating his opponents.

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Is Floyd Mayweather the best to step inside the ring?

The undefeated stalwart of boxing, Floyd Mayweather molded the sport ever since his debut. With his 50-0 professional boxing record, ‘Money’ Mayweather has cemented himself as the best to do it. In his extensive career, he has taken on some biggest names and come through unscathed.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. reacts after the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dedicating so many years to the sport, Mayweather has developed a style difficult to beat. 50 men have tried and failed miserably. Although Floyd got stunned in a handful of fights in his career, he managed to overcome the odds.

‘Money’ succumbed to 6 defeats in his amateur boxing run. But, being a champion athlete, he learned from those mistakes and fine-tuned his game. The results are there for everyone to see.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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