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July 29, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
He came, we saw, the evidence was unconquerable. Pound for pound, Roy Jones Jr. is the world's best . . . Dancer. Sprinter. Poser. Rapper. Anything but boxer. This may not be a very sophisticated opinion, but boxing is not a very sophisticated sport, so allow me to lead with my gut. Roy Jones' unanimous decision over Julio Gonzalez Saturday night was the most boring event in Staples Center since the Sacramento Kings last showed up.
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January 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Roy Jones Jr. was just too fast, even in a fight that happened several years too late. Jones pranced and punched his way to a unanimous decision over Felix Trinidad on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, dominating a 170-pound matchup between two iconic boxers whose primes are well past. Jones (52-4), the sport's erstwhile pound-for-pound king, taunted the Puerto Rican champion while clowning his way through the early rounds of his first significant victory in four years.
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November 19, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the end, James Toney was swollen, exhausted and dazed, limping around the ring. Speed kills. For 12 punishing rounds, Roy Jones Jr. used his quick hands to slash and rock Toney at will for an unexpectedly dominant victory by unanimous decision in front of 8,520 at the MGM Grand Garden Friday night.
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May 15, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Roy Jones is serious about his opponent. Serious enough to issue a challenge, boast about his chances for victory and proclaim his resolve to make it happen. Against Antonio Tarver? No. To hear Jones tell it, tonight's defense of his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight championship against Tarver at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center is a foregone conclusion.
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January 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Roy Jones Jr. was just too fast, even in a fight that happened several years too late. Jones pranced and punched his way to a unanimous decision over Felix Trinidad on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, dominating a 170-pound matchup between two iconic boxers whose primes are well past. Jones (52-4), the sport's erstwhile pound-for-pound king, taunted the Puerto Rican champion while clowning his way through the early rounds of his first significant victory in four years.
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May 15, 2004 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Roy Jones is serious about his opponent. Serious enough to issue a challenge, boast about his chances for victory and proclaim his resolve to make it happen. Against Antonio Tarver? No. To hear Jones tell it, tonight's defense of his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight championship against Tarver at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center is a foregone conclusion.
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November 18, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grudgingly, sparingly and only in mumbles when the other is well out of earshot, these two proud and preening fighters acknowledge respect for one another. Roy Jones Jr. and James Toney are as talented as the boxing world offers and menacing in their separate ways, but neither is a fool.
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February 24, 2002 | Grahame L. Jones
When Barry Bonds reported to camp in a chauffeured stretch limo, Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle was suitably impressed, noting that the car "stretches more than Barry does." Ostler continued: "But it's good to see him putting his new money to use. With the energy Bonds saves by not driving himself to work, the man might hit 83 homers. "Barry also brought his doggie to camp, a Yorkshire terrier named Clyde.
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February 15, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER
About midway through an hourlong news conference at the Las Vegas Hilton last Saturday afternoon, 19 hours after he had fought for a heavyweight title, Oliver McCall furrowed his brow, stared out at reporters gathered before him, pointed his finger in their direction and raised his voice. "When you leave here, you are going to walk out there," he said, motioning toward the casino, "and pull the arms on those slot machines.
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February 16, 2002 | Randy Harvey
The extraordinary news conference Friday to announce that gold medals are on the house had not ended and already Sandra Baldwin, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, was declaring that she will intensify her efforts on behalf of Roy Jones Jr. Jones, you might recall, beat a South Korean boxer decisively in Seoul in 1988. But the judges, who, it since has been revealed, were receiving payments from the host country's boxing federation, gave the decision to the South Korean. The International Olympic Committee has acknowledged that the circumstances were suspicious but, so far, has rewarded Jones merely with the Olympic Order, not a gold medal.
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July 29, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
He came, we saw, the evidence was unconquerable. Pound for pound, Roy Jones Jr. is the world's best . . . Dancer. Sprinter. Poser. Rapper. Anything but boxer. This may not be a very sophisticated opinion, but boxing is not a very sophisticated sport, so allow me to lead with my gut. Roy Jones' unanimous decision over Julio Gonzalez Saturday night was the most boring event in Staples Center since the Sacramento Kings last showed up.
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November 19, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the end, James Toney was swollen, exhausted and dazed, limping around the ring. Speed kills. For 12 punishing rounds, Roy Jones Jr. used his quick hands to slash and rock Toney at will for an unexpectedly dominant victory by unanimous decision in front of 8,520 at the MGM Grand Garden Friday night.
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November 18, 1994 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grudgingly, sparingly and only in mumbles when the other is well out of earshot, these two proud and preening fighters acknowledge respect for one another. Roy Jones Jr. and James Toney are as talented as the boxing world offers and menacing in their separate ways, but neither is a fool.
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