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Old 12-27-2008, 04:44 PM   #151
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Calzaghe has done nothing to ******t a top 20 spot. So he beat Kessler...so what. He defends a shit belt and beats some old guys. So what.


Len Harvey, Bruno, Minter and a stack others deserve more mention than him.
You Rate Minter and BRUNO(!!??)above Calzaghe?
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #152
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Calzaghe is the better boxer with the better record.


The man headlined at MSG on 7 consecutive occasions, a record, FFS. Calzaghe only just remembered where his passport was hidden.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:09 AM   #153
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I sent Michael Rosenthal who complied this list, an article([Only registered and activated users can see links. ])
that I wrote in response, he was nice enough to email me back. He mentioned the he actually thinks he put Calzaghe too high, and would rank him at #6 instead. Hamed makes the top 15.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:26 AM   #154
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The man headlined at MSG on 7 consecutive occasions, a record, FFS. Calzaghe only just remembered where his passport was hidden.
Correct he was very 'popular'...
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:51 AM   #155
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honeyghan lost to vaca.

which is comparable to hatton losing to someone like maussa tbh.

and got completely owned by starling and breland.

as good as those guys were, they weren't top notchers like mayweather.

hatton's already had a better career.
Honeyghan should never have lost to Vaca but lets us remember the bout was stopped because Vaca had cuts, Honeyghan deducted points and the fight given to Vaca. In the rematch Honeyghan dealt with him properly. and destroyed him. Don Curry was rated as high as PBF when Honeyghan destroyed him. If anything he was viewed as an unbeatable fighter who could outbox and outfight anyone on theinside and outside with devastating 1 punch power. An excellent Starling fighting a career best performance owned him no doubt about with Honeyghan fighting totally wrong tactics on the night.. Discount the Breland fight he was already ruined at this level. Honeyghan at his peak beat the undefeated Maurice Blocker who would take the WBC title of Breland and give his best friend Simon Brown a great fight in the unification bout.

Hatton is very popular and deservedly so. Put it this way Hatton is someone I care to to watch at ringside, stay up late etc compared to Calzaghe who has the better legacy. We need to see the final years of Hatton's career to make the final judgement but for my money losing to Mayweather actually enhances him because he took on the best of his era which you cannot say about a lot of fighters.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:57 AM   #156
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I can see it now - Hatton fanboys saying that Curry was severely weight drained....

Honeyghan fanboys saying that Tszyu was old and shot....

Apparently there isn't a great deal of love lost between the pair, for some reason. Then again, a typical northern male such as Hatton wouldn't take anyone who dresses like Lloyd does seriously.
I don't know where you get this from as Lloyd loves Hatton. He was very impressed with his performance against Tyzu. He also wanted Hatton to well against PBF but thought PBF would win because of Hatton's lack of defense and head movement. He felt Hatton should use controlled aggression with lateral movement against PBF like he did against Curry but rightly pointed out that this were not the tactics of Billy Graham. Also Hatton has a chronic weakness which Uncle Roger Mayweather saw and PBF exploited mercilessly.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:08 PM   #157
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Lennox Lewis was the best for me, he did it all. He was an outright winner of the Lonsdale belt and Champion of both Europe and the Commonwealth. He was a 3 time Heavyweight Champion of the World and also Undisputed and linear Heavyweight Champion.

He beat everyman he ever faced professionally. He lost twice but avenged both those loses, which is something not all British Greats can claim. He was in a Heavyweight division and era that IMO was the 2nd strongest in Heavyweight History.
He was avoided but relentlessly pursued opponents to get them in the ring and his standard of opposition is far higher than that of any other British fighter.
He fought often in America and was successful something that not many British boxers can claim. He retired as Champion of the World.

He had Longevity and strong competition.
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