Originally Posted by general zod
The first attempt to make the fight was back in 04 when Calzaghe was set to fight Johnson for his lhw ibf belt but then pulled out twice claiming to have back pain
The last attempt was in 06 when Calzaghe's offer to Menfredo was rejected, so HBO said they would accept Johnson. About a week before the fight Calzaghe pulled out again claiming to have a bad hand
I think the Johnson-Dawson I fight showed that stylewise Johnson was all wrong for him. Calzaghe would of ended up getting in heavy exchanges with a naturally bigger opponent who had the power to hurt him.
Great post, it's clear that Glen was all wrong for Joe. Calzaghe mentally had problems with opponents with high workrate that's why the phantom hand injury was a great weapon to use and use it he did.