Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/14/14
How would the Jones vs. Michalczewski super-fight have played out? Roy Jones missed or ducked plenty of opportunities in his long career, but the biggest opponent that he avoided was unquestionably Dariusz Michalczewski. When Jones beat Reggie Johnson in 1999, he became the WBC-WBA-IBF champion, leaving Michalczewski as the then-undefeated WBO and lineal champ. For four years, the Polish Tiger was out there and Jones never attempted to use the financial power of HBO to lure him to a big fight in the United States, something that undoubtedly could have been achieved, and would have obviated Jones' understandable mistrust of fighting overseas. Jones chose instead to fight easier opponents for paydays almost as big as Michalczewski, a low risk approach that would define the prime of his career. But what if Jones hadn't put short term business ahead of long term legacy, and gone for Michalczewski and the Undisputed World Light Heavyweight Championship in one of the biggest fights of the...
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