Who was more dominant? Roy Jones at 168 or Shane Mosley at 135

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  1. Sonny Qc 86,425 Likes

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    In my Lifetime, I feel thoses 2 fighters at in thoses division were untouchable.

    Before going Up to welterweight (147lbs) to face De La Hoya, Mosley was 34-0-0-31ko's at 135lbs (10 titles defense)

    RJJ is one of the greatest ever, but the most title defense for him was at 168 with 8 including His best Win (imo) Vs James Toney who was 44-0-2 at the time.

    Both were at some point considered like the #1 fighter P4P during the Time they ruled thoses division.

    Who would you Pick ?
     
  2. GordoBarraBJJ Steel Belt

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    Mosley at 135 was terrifying - even his fights at 147 were scary - until he ran in to Forrest's right hand. He was never the same after that fight.
     
  3. Mr2urbo Brown Belt

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    Forrest was one of those fighters who wasnt great but just had Shane’s number, he’d beat Shane 10 times if they fought 10 times
     
  4. GordoBarraBJJ Steel Belt

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    Yeah for sure.

    Always wanted to see Shane vs Tito at 147. I think Tito might have pulled it off but the hand wraps will always cast a shadow.
     
  5. Mr2urbo Brown Belt

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    RJJ without question, his win against Toney alone tooples Shane who although was tearing everybody apart at 135 he never fought the #2 guy at the time who was Stevie Johnston, Shane would have hurt him bad though
     
  6. Mysterio Banned Banned

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    RJJ, the answer is always RJJ.
     
  7. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    You mean until he ran into Forrest's forehead?
     
  8. ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    RJJ, easy. RJJ put on a masterclass against Toney at 168 and defended against a few other unmemorable names. Shane's best win at 135 is... Leija? Molina? Holliday? Had he fought Johnston or Nazarov, then a case could be made, but he didn't.
     
  9. JayE Red Belt

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    Mosley's LW resume isn't all that impressive. It's Jones by a mile.
     
  10. JayE Red Belt

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    I'm not sure if he would have hurt him all that bad. Mosley was still pretty raw at the time, and Johnston was a very good fighter, especially defensively. Mosley would be a clear favourite, but I wouldn't expect Johnston to get blown out.
     
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    RJJ and it’s not really close.
     
  12. Seano Hands of bone

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    Jones. Shane was a killer at 135 but never faced anyone special at the weight.
     
  13. Seano Hands of bone

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    I wouldn't say Roys competition at 168 was all that great either. James Toney being the only real notable opponent. Jones edges it but not by that much at 168 exclusively.
     
  14. GordoBarraBJJ Steel Belt

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    And his right hand.

    Either way that fight was one prolonged concussion and beatdown --- and Mosley never looked the same after that fight.
     

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