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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #19
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Default Re: Was it Johnson's workrate or his power that caused Calzaghe to duck him?

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Originally Posted by ELECTRIC GURU View Post
That stat really does illustrate the quality of Calzaghe's super-middleweight era.

Johnson was world class at 160 and 175 but he was passed around like a journeyman at 168.
Very true.
He was never good enough to be rated when Calzaghe was champ, yet was a Ring mag top 10 fighter when past his best, for beating A Green coming off a loss. That shows how weak todays era is.
A good example of this is how Froch had to beat old past best, boiled down G Johnson to challenge Ward, and that was considered a top SMW pairing.
Yet years previously Sheika had to beat prime fresh G Johnson in order to get to challenge Calzaghe.
That shows how far the division has dipped and to think Froch only won by Mdec
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