Originally Posted by Sherwolf
All these Jones haters are blinded by the fact that Jones is asking to fight a much tougher fighter than Gus. If Gus and DC fought, do people really think Gus would win that fight? Let's not forget DC is an Olympic wrestler and we saw what Davis did to Gus. I don't see how Gus would have any chance at beating DC in any area of the fight. If Jones wants to fight someone he's never beat before, then restart wiping out his division again with Gus being 1st in line, I say let him do it.
Dont forget what Gus did to Jones. Jones couldn't take Gus down...only once. Joe said 9 attempts failed, only, the 10th one was a success. However, immediately, Gus got up after the take down.
I watched the fight a second time. The first time I thought Gus could of got the win. However, the second time, I gave the edge to Jones.
Gus feet are slower, thats why he moved so much which takes away cardio. However, Gus has better punches. The left of Gus was landing and so were his right haymakers. In the 3rd round, after Gus landed a haymaker, then, Gus started landing more. Gus was in Jones head at that moment. However, there was nothing Jones could do to Gus other than having to strike with him. What I think Gus learned, is how he expended so much energy running around cause he thought Jones would take him down. However, in the 3rd round, Gus moved only when needed, and showed he could conserve his energy.
Jones kicks are much faster. Jones didn't show head movement like he did against Glover. Jones could of kicked Gus front leg at will more IMO. At the 2 round, Jones already looked tired. However, in the 4th things changed. Jones imo, learned how to clinch and elbow Gus in the later rounds when Gus is tired. But his spinning elbows had a very low percentage. Jones looked clinch focused against Gus.
Who wins in the rematch?
I wouldn't compare the Gus against phil davis as the Gus of today. Thats a joke cause he is clearly much better. Against DC, well, thats a whole other story.
In the rematch, I see Gus having more new offensive tools while Jones will have better defensive tools. Jones will be playing a better defense. I think Gus can take it. to him in a new way. I see Jones losing to Gus based on what to expect next with added new tools for both based on the first fight. But, Jones, is getting better. I liked his head movement against glover. I think head movement would work so well against Gus. I see Gus pulling it off. Perhaps Jones's reaction to the rematch only confirms this. I think Jones felt he needs to add more tools but doesn't have them.