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Old 12-06-2012, 07:52 AM   #21
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Default Re: Joe Calzaghe: a wasted career?

Originally Posted by Dai View Post
I've got a lot of appreciation for the man's talent.

But his resume is diabolical.

Even if you give him a pass for not fighting Jones, Hopkins or toney when they were near their primes, there is a ton of other people he could have fought, and beat who would have improved his legacy.

Glen Johnson, Antonio tarver, Kelly pavlik, sven ottke, Anthony Mundine, Carl froch, chad Dawson, jermain Taylor.

You'd back him to beat all of them but he didn't fight them.

Andre Ward eclipsed calzaghes entire career in two years.

Joe has to go down as a huge disappointment
Let's get this straight, Tarver, Ottke, Taylor, Froch (despite all the **** he used to talk), Wright and Taylor all turned down decent contracts for a fight.

Just a shame Calzaghe wasn't in a tournament that was crookedly set up to get big name boxers to fight him in his back yard.

Not that I'm denying Ward's ability. He's an amazing boxer.
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