Originally Posted by TBooze
But it was no howler, Lacy was the very warm favourite. With hindsight, yes the pick was obvious; but picking Lacy over Calzaghe was on par with picking Foreman over Ali or Liston over the then Clay (fight one).
You are right, the pick isnt even a howler - Lacey was favourite, but apparently the writer also questioned Calzaghe's heart. The latter was probably the biggest 'howler'. But, then Calzaghe has since confessed in interviews that he had to be talked into going ahead with the fight, he had many doubts etc - so maybe there was some grounds for the writer to question his heart??? Anyway, as we know there was no problem on fight night with Calzaghe's heart and we can all be experts after the fight.