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Old 01-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #26
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Default Re: Michael Watson v Joe Calzaghe

I think Watson was the better boxer and stronger fighter, he was a class act and fate was very cruel to him, he was a defo candidate for Britain's best MW cum S-MW.

anyhow JC for me falls into the category of very good/great fighter who is just not the best that we have produced, I used to believe in him and called for him and Bhop some 6 years before it actually happened, quite simply because I knew JC could shut that mug up. Bhop too was a very good/great fighter and the differences that people try to point out are marginal, not at all wide.

but JC let me down, let us all down as far as I'm concerned, Britain does it's self no favours hanging onto to WBO titles and getting in the way of fighters actually meeting one another when it matters. But overall I think Watson was just a bit better, an absolutely lovely boxer, stylist and puncher, the whole package.

just this one boxing fans opinion.
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