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Old 02-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #31
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Joe Calzaghe was a domesticated world champion for years, you say that like I've never admitted that, when I have!!! Thing is, he did fight top quality toward the end of his career. Jones Jr had declined, even more so now, but Hopkins is still a credible fight today and was back then. Kessler. Eubank. He fought very good fighters and beat them all. And towards the end, he went elsewhere to do it n' all.

Ricky Burns aint done step one yet. I think he CAN do something, because he has improved and he has the ability, but he needs to prove it in massive fights against ELITE level fighters for a number of years. He needs to travel to.

Credit will be give where its due in time, the only credit I can give Ricky at this current moment in time is that he has improved tremendously under Billy Nelson so far. I await to see what the future holds.

I like Ricky, he is a very good boxer and I like Billy to. I wish them all the best! They have proved a lot of people wrong so far

I think Kessler was the only elite fighter Calzaghe faught who was in their prime at the time. Hopkins was a good win for Joe because Hopkins could fight till he's 60 and still make elite fighters look bad, but it was a real close fight, close anough to convince me prime Hopkins would have beat Joe.

As for Ricky, im confident he'll go further in the sport. Time will tell.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #32
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you think froch has more ability than calzaghe?

JC's a Boxer, Froch is a Fighter, I think Froch is a better fighter than JC is a Boxer. So Yes.

sorry Ricky Burns, forgot you a minute but you and Price should be our Best to come.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #33
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Best british of all time, who else?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #34
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1. Joe Calzaghe

2. Carl Froch

3. Ricky Hatton
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:48 PM   #35
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Haye had all the potential. So few fights. Should have been boxing 3 times a year for god knows how long.

Has to be Calzaghe - he was as far from his prime when fighting Hopkins as Hopkins was
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #36
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Calzaghe by far
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:09 PM   #37
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When exactly was Hopkins' prime? Despite his age he still looks as good as ever.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #38
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Calzaghe by some distance
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:24 AM   #39
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Froch based on quality of resume. Calzaghe is the better boxer though but froch has tested himself more
Exactly,on sheer quality of opponents he has beaten,froch all day long.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:26 AM   #40
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #41
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Calzaghe - Unbeaten and fought Eubank, Kessler, Jones, Hopkins and anybody else who would fight him. Why do we think that fighters have to go to America and be dictated to before they become a ATG???

Froch - Ducked nobody and fought the best for last 3/4 years not as technical as Calazaghe but who is however his boxing skills are under rated imo.

Hatton - Got boxing back in the mainstream and dont think we will ever see somebody take the following abroad in the future.

Others to mention are Haye & Khan but dont think there on the same level as the 3 above.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:19 AM   #42
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Ability and skill, you'd have to rank Calzaghe at the top, closely followed by Hatton. Unfortunately Hatton was already on the downslide by the time he stepped up to world level on a regular basis.

Froch is the next best for me, he's deceptively skilled and clearly wouldn't have beaten who he's beaten without his fair share of ability.

Record-wise, he trumps Hatton relatively easily, and is comparable with Calzaghe. If he loses again to Kessler though he can forget exceeding him forever.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:22 AM   #43
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JC's a Boxer, Froch is a Fighter, I think Froch is a better fighter than JC is a Boxer. So Yes.

sorry Ricky Burns, forgot you a minute but you and Price should be our Best to come.
I'd say that you are correct in respect of how they are considered/regarded by most people.

But really, Calzaghe wasn't a brilliant boxer.... he was an exceptional fighter who loved a tear up, and had the determination and durability to pull it off.

Froch can't fight for shit, certainly not at world level. Pretty much everyone who he's beaten has been outboxed and outpunched, he's not really succeeded in a war.

Look at the Pascal fight, was dead even until Froch used his jab, from then on it was relatively one-sided.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #44
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JC's a Boxer, Froch is a Fighter, I think Froch is a better fighter than JC is a Boxer. So Yes.

sorry Ricky Burns, forgot you a minute but you and Price should be our Best to come.
Nonsense mate joe was a master boxer Carl is a very good fighter,joe can change tactics mid-fight Carl struggles to do that (ward fight),joe can also fight when needed (Kessler) and IMO joe would have stopped Carl after out out boxing him at range with speed a variety of punches
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #45
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Calzaghe is so underrated. He was elite level P4P Class. He was ranked number 2 P4P when he retired! Thats no joke
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