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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 12:47 AM
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"I want to learn how to box like Roy Jones. But i've heard it can't be taught. Anybody think it's possible?"

What do you mean what's so funny about that question? That's like me asking, "Hey I wanna fight like Fedor, do you think someone can teach me?"
Of course you can learn. Do you think fighters develop their talent and skill from nothing???? Do you think Roy Jones or Fedor learned how to fight and box by doing nothing? Do you think I got my BJJ Purple belt by sitting at home watching UFC and chatting on Forums?? UHHHHHH NOOOO!!!

You develop your abilities by training with a person who knows what you want to learn
I agree most of it is genetic and natural like speed and power but most things can be taught
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Of course you can learn. Do you think fighters develop their talent and skill from nothing???? Do you think Roy Jones or Fedor learned how to fight and box by doing nothing? Do you think I got my BJJ Purple belt by sitting at home watching UFC and chatting on Forums?? UHHHHHH NOOOO!!!

You develop your abilities by training with a person who knows what you want to learn
I agree most of it is genetic and natural like speed and power but most things can be taught
Are you 13 years old? You train to FIGHT, not to fight LIKE someone else. And if you do have a purple belt in BJJ, congrats, but I doubt you do




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Actually I'm 19 and i've been training for over 8 years in Muay Thai and BJJ.
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Are you 13 years old? You train to FIGHT, not to fight LIKE someone else. And if you do have a purple belt in BJJ, congrats, but I doubt you do
So I suppose Chuck Liddell's style is his own too right? No LEARNED and TRAINED with John Hackleman who taught him what he knows
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So I suppose Chuck Liddell's style is his own too right? No LEARNED and TRAINED with John Hackleman who taught him what he knows
Exactly. He learned technique from Hackleman, his style is his own.




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In all honesty, if someone were to try to "learn how to box like Roy Jones Jr." they wouldn't get very far for very long in boxing. RJJ was able to get a way with a lot of things that boxers would not normally do for the fact that he was gifted with an ungodly amount of speed and lightning fast reflexes.

Sure you can try to emulate his style, but unless you are as gifted as he is I doubt you'll get too far. It's like someone saying that they want to be able to play the "rope-a-dope" like Ali. You gotta' realize that Ali did that because he was Ali... Even then, he was only able to do it once.

Aspiring folks should see what the pros do, and understand that they need to learn all the basics before they even get that far. Otherwise, they might as well try to do a 800 meter swim in the open ocean without first learning how to float in the shallow end of the pool. Drowning is a messed up way (but higly effective if you survive) to learn a lesson.

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lol this is funny how a thread of me asking if i should take boxing turned into an all-out war lol i love this forum
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Roy Jones Jr was considered the best p4p boxer of his time and possibly of all time. He dominated almost every fighter out there. His only loss during his prime came from a DQ against Montel Griffin for landing 2 shot after Griffin was already on the canvas. He quickly came back 4 monthes later and reclaimed his belt via first round KO.

The reason people say his style is not teacheable is becuase he usally doens't have to set up anything with a jab and can throw power puches at lightning speeds, i saw one of his fight where he threw 4 left hooks in a row in less than second.

His recent losses came from Jermain Taylor twice and Gelcoffe Johnson.

His recent win was against Prince Badi Amaju

He's a bit past his prime but back in the day he was the SHIT!!! Me and my dad would watch all of his fights. I don't think he's completely retired but I think talks are going on for another fight.

He aslo has a couple Rap albums out and they're not bad either!!

These are some great highlights of his fights

YouTube - Roy Jones Jr. - The Unstoppable
YouTube - Roy Jones Jr. Highlight/Tribute Video
pretty good explanation but i dont think n e one considers roy jones to be among the best p4p of all time. i saw a list recently where he didnt make the top 50 all time. which to be honest is not fair but there is no way he was best ever.

i dont think you can learn to fight like roy jones.. you can learn to box.. how you express yourself when you're boxing will be unique.. u should never try to copy someone in fighting imo. especially roy jones.. that cat has more natural ability in his little finger than most people are blessed with in their entire bodies.


as to the question.. boxing will be great for you.. not just for learning to throw a punch.. but like that other dude said.. how to avoid a punch.. and even.. how to take a punch.
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