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Old 10-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Was Joe Calzaghe's masterclass versus Roy Jones the most underated boxing performance of the past 30 years. If you remember correctly, Roy had now adapted his body back to 175 and was back on a good winning streak, dismantling Trinidad who had destroyed Mayorga and William Joppy as he cruised through the weight divisions. The fight was only Calzaghe's 2nd at the weight and he travelled to america despite the likes of Hopkins, Lennox Lewis, Tarver, and Johnson all predicting that Jones would beat him. What made the performance even more amazing imo was that Calzaghe recovered from a brutal illegal forearm in the 1st round, only to get up and completely bamboozle Jones with superb lateral movement and delicious 4 and 5 piece combinations throughout. What makes the win even better in my eyes is that after the fight, Roy then went on to produce a clinical exhibition V Jeff Lacy and then gave his own virtuoso masterclass versus Glen Johnson conqueror Omar Sheika proving that he still had plenty left in the tank. Your thoughts please?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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It was a wonderful performance. So was Danny Green's and Lbedev's KO of Jones. All three of them will go down as ATG's.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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I thought I was watching Clay's first fight against Liston for a second actually the way the combos flew so effortlessly.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Was Joe Calzaghe's masterclass versus Roy Jones the most underated boxing performance of the past 30 years. If you remember correctly, Roy had now adapted his body back to 175 and was back on a good winning streak, dismantling Trinidad who had destroyed Mayorga and William Joppy as he cruised through the weight divisions. The fight was only Calzaghe's 2nd at the weight and he travelled to america despite the likes of Hopkins, Lennox Lewis, Tarver, and Johnson all predicting that Jones would beat him. What made the performance even more amazing imo was that Calzaghe recovered from a brutal illegal forearm in the 1st round, only to get up and completely bamboozle Jones with superb lateral movement and delicious 4 and 5 piece combinations throughout. What makes the win even better in my eyes is that after the fight, Roy then went on to produce a clinical exhibition V Jeff Lacy and then gave his own virtuoso masterclass versus Glen Johnson conqueror Omar Sheika proving that he still had plenty left in the tank. Your thoughts please?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #6
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Pathetic, I'm hardly a jones supporter and joe was fighting a mere ghost a ghost that dropped him like a sack of rotten potatoes in the first round lol! However, joe did what he needed to do and I can't knock him for winning the fight but that first post is just delusional pure and simple.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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Definitely, it puts performances like Starling-Honeyghan, Mayweather-Corrales, Pacquiao-Barrera 1, Bowe-Holyfield 1, Whitaker-Chavez/Ramirez 2/McGirt 2, McGirt-Brown, Watson-Benn, Jones-Toney.....all to shame.

None of those guys have anything on a 2008 version of Roy Jones Jr.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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I'd say its among the best, just below Berbick's "masterclass" over Ali.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #9
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Quite an astounding performance by Joe against a better version of Roy Jones Jr than people seem to think. Jones Jr had beat Felix Trinidad, who had beaten William Joppy and Ricardo Mayorga, all top class wins, and his body was more acclimated to 175. He didn't have to cut so much weight which is only reason Tarver beat him. And Calzaghe did it better.

One of the best performances of the last 30 years? Why stop there? I think it was maybe an ATG performance, up there with Ali's against Foreman.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #10
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Masterclass. Didn't his ass got dropped in the first round by a shot to hell jones?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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It was an elite display of almost god-like boxing ability. I'm getting a raging boner just thinking about it again.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:06 PM   #12
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This is quite sad when you have to boost up a shot fighter as a quality win...Says a lot about Calzaghe resume IMO.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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Were you ever thought how how to use paragraphs in school. Thats the best opinion you should take from this thread.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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Masterclass. Didn't his ass got dropped in the first round by a shot to hell jones?
Didn't Floyd Mayweather almost get KO'd by shot Mosley? Was that no less of a masterclass?
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #15
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Were you ever thought how how to use paragraphs in school. Thats the best opinion you should take from this thread.


Were you ever taught how to write a grammatically correct sentence?

But let's not turn this into some grammar Nazi debate, which is what all these Calzaghe threads turn into once the haters take on Team Elite.
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