Originally Posted by Seamus
One thing that is absolutely true, the longer a fighter is retired, the better he gets. Give Calzaghe a couple decades and he will be mentioned with the best.
Personally, I would give him a chance over Conn and Qawi, at his very best.
No, sorry. I'll give him credit where credit is due, but he isn't beating Conn, the man never lost a fight as a light heavy in an era that was stacked with top fighters. And Qawi would be bad for his health, too strong, too savvy and too relentless. And I don't underrate Joe; indeed I think he'd be trouble for a lot of past greats. Just not Qawi or Conn, not enough to beat them anyway.