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Old 11-22-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Default Joe Calzaghe vs Chris Eubank

In appreciation of Joe Calzaghe in this fight. The left he decked Chris with in the first was like lightning. Excellent performance by the Welsh Dragon. Any opinions? (the can of worms has been opened)
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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yeah, a good assured stepping up performance by Calzaghe, but Eubank had little left at 168 by that point and probably shouldn't have taken the fight.He was a drained husk.

Pity we didn't get to see Calzaghe and Collins.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:50 AM   #3
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He had to drop from Cruiser weight to SMW in a week for that fight.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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Calzaghe maintains that was his toughest fight.

And that was indeed a peach of a left hand
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #5
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The left was bang on peach of a shot
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #6
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Very good performance, Eubank did take it on something like a weeks notice having previously being scheduled to fight at 175 (or was it cruser?).

Joe's stamina isn't quite as good as it became, but I put that down to him becoming more relaxed. Not as polished either. Then again you can argue it is best opponent
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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Very good performance, Eubank did take it on something like a weeks notice having previously being scheduled to fight at 175 (or was it cruser?).

Joe's stamina isn't quite as good as it became, but I put that down to him becoming more relaxed. Not as polished either. Then again you can argue it is best opponent

Eubank was scheduled to fight Mark Price at LHW, but took the Calzaghe fight as he felt he was more effective at the lower weight. This was a great fight, Calzaghe came at Eubank non-stop for 12 rounds, and Chris put up a great fight given the circumstances.

Calzaghe-Collins would have been another war
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Eubank was scheduled to fight Mark Price at LHW, but took the Calzaghe fight as he felt he was more effective at the lower weight. This was a great fight, Calzaghe came at Eubank non-stop for 12 rounds, and Chris put up a great fight given the circumstances.

Calzaghe-Collins would have been another war
Collins woz mor shot dan Eubanks et dis point .
4 1 , Collins woz older dan Eubanks ,
4 2 , Collins fought better opponents dan Eubanks which helps getting shot
4 3 , end de ultim8 proof , Collins got a more life threatening brain damage ez u probabli now , wich kat hiz karir short
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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Eubank took the fight because he preferred it, and he's said so. He might have been drained, but its his own fault, so its not worth discussing.

Its a great coming of age performance for Calzaghe. Early on, its his youth and energy dominating, but as Eubank begins to think through things and assert his experience, Joe has to calm down, adjust, and grit it out in the middle and late rounds. I think fights like this are enjoyable to watch.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #10
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Eubank beats him in his prime!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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I've watched a lot of Calzaghe early fights, and his power looked much better in those days for some reason (isn't your power the last thing that's supposed to diminish?)

anyway, it was a good performance, and Eubank fought quite well everything considered

he also had Calzaghe in a bit of trouble near the final bell
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #13
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Eubank beats him in his prime!
No way. Remember, Calzaghe wasn't in his prime when he beat Chris. I know Eubanks was a bit past it, but in their primes, JC outworks him.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:16 AM   #14
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I've watched a lot of Calzaghe early fights, and his power looked much better in those days for some reason (isn't your power the last thing that's supposed to diminish?)

anyway, it was a good performance, and Eubank fought quite well everything considered

he also had Calzaghe in a bit of trouble near the final bell
Ever since Calzaghe broke his hand on Robin Reid's head in the 3rd or 4th round, he never threw with full force like he used to in his early career - never on the bags or pads in the gym even, just went all for quickness of clusters instead...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #15
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Eubank beats him in his prime!


That's debatable,Philly. I reckon Calzaghe would still have been too busy for Chris. Obviously there'd have been a lot less daylight between them on the cards,though.
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