Best KOs...That Roy Jones Owns the Rights To
J. A. Walsh | Boston, MA, USA | 06/07/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I should have figured that was how it would go down, but I got caught up thinking about how dynamic a fighter this guy was.
So, you do get Virgil Hill and the incredible body shot knockout, but its missing things like the sensational work he put in against James Toney.
Sorry, Roy, the Montell Griffin KO was not one of anybody's "greatest," much less one of yours.
Then, we move to production value. There is a phony announcer voice over on all the clips, the guy's voice is annoying, the script he's reading is horrible, and they've even sunk to building in non-fluencies to make the comments seem unscripted, or off the cuff, or even live. Do these people think we're that stupid?
Yes, because then they add in sound effects! How so? Jones' punches are punctuated by effected sounds to mimic punching. If you have ever seen a four-year old off in the corner battling many imaginary foes and felling them all with punches that sound like "boof, pfff, krhhh, ch ch," then you know what I'm talking about. Think Adam West's Batman fights with Cesar Romero.
The content is the only thing that saves this DVD, and they chose to show not just the knockout sequences, nor the entire fights, but a Contender-like edited version of the fights, with an obnoxious bug floating throughout in the bottom right corner.
I guess Jones couldn't get or didn't want to pay the fees to get the rights to the film of fights that he didn't already own. Too bad. Anyone want a copy of this DVD, mine is already on sale for a five spot.
Unfortunately, Roy, this is three straight losses.