Originally Posted by BlackBrenny
I like this fight, 17-0 Calzaghe vs 22-0 Eastend "hardman". Mark Delaney. Delaney had a hardcore following, his brother was cruiserweight Garry "The Hammer" Delaney, who is now in jail for manslaughter, he beat a man to death.
The fight takes place in Es***, it is very much Delaneys home venue, Delaneys fans abuse Calzaghe and spit on him.
Calzaghe responds in kind to Delaney..
Yep. I remember. He was game but outclassed. There were some really terrible opponents (old, untalented, fat, etc.) before and after this fight (pre-title) but this fight at least had some tension as Mark came to fight and as he was undefeated had a belief it was possible - for a bit.