Was Antonio Tarver better than Roy Jones Jr?

Was Antonio Tarver better than Roy Jones Jr?

Tarver landed 175 of his 506 thrown punches for a 35% success rate, while Jones landed 167 of his 406 thrown punches for a 41% success rate. One judge had the bout even at 114–114, but the other two judges had Jones clearly ahead with scores of 117–111 and 116–112.

How many times did Roy Jones Jr lose to Antonio Tarver?

Antonio Tarver is determined not to become Roy Jones Jr. in his quest to win a heavyweight title. Antonio Tarver, right, won the final two of his three fights with Roy Jones Jr.

Who won Jones vs Tarver 2?

For the second straight fight, Johnson picked up the upset win after defeating Tarver by split decision (one judge scored the fight 116–112 in favor of Tarver while the other two judges scored the fight 115–113 for Johnson).

What year did Tarver knockout Roy Jones?

On this date in 2004, Antonio Tarver captured the unified light heavyweight title with a shocking 2nd round TKO of Roy Jones, Jr. in Las Vegas.

How did Tarver beat Jones?

Tarver scored his second victory in their trilogy, pounding his way to a unanimous decision in defense of the world light heavyweight championship. While Jones, 36, bounced around the ring reluctant to engage, Tarver, 36, stalked and landed enough heavy shots to pile up points.

Who did Tarver lose?

Roy Jones, Jr.
In only his 22nd professional fight, Tarver won a unanimous decision against Montell Griffin to capture the WBC and IBF light heavyweight titles. Tarver would controversially lose his next fight via majority decision to Roy Jones, Jr., who would prove to be Tarver’s biggest rival throughout his career.

Who beat Roy Jones Jr twice?

He lost three successive fights in 2004 and 2005 in the light heavyweight division to Glen Johnson and twice to Antonio Tarver. He has further losses to Joe Calzaghe, Danny Green, Bernard Hopkins, Denis Lebedev and Enzo Maccarinelli on his record.

How much did Roy Jones Jr weigh against John Ruiz?

John Ruiz vs. Roy Jones Jr.

Boxer John Ruiz Roy Jones Jr.
Pre-fight record 38–4–1 47–1
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 226 lb (103 kg) 193 lb (88 kg)
Style Orthodox Orthodox

Who knocked out Tarver?

Jones eked out a majority decision against Tarver in their first meeting in November 2003, but he took more punishment in that fight than any other of his career. The rematch ended in shocking fashion with Jones knocked out with one punch in the second round. A comeback fight against Johnson ended even more violently.

Has Antonio Tarver ever been knocked out?

On February 29, 2000, Tarver scored a knockout against Ernest M-16 Mateen in Las Vegas. Later that year, Tarver suffered his first loss when he was knocked down in the 11th round by Eric Harding, en route to a unanimous decision on June 23 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

What is Roy Jones career record?

Roy Jones Jr. has a great professional boxing record — he has won 62 fights out of 71 with 45 KOs. In his career he of-course earned lot of fame and money.

What is Roy Jones boxing record?

The 49-year-old former world champion in four different weight classes Roy Jones Jr entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 65-9-0 (47 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.56 cruiserweight in the world.

How old is Roy Jones Jr?

Roy Jones Jr. is 48 years old (birthdate: January 16, 1969).