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View Poll Results: Who wins?
Calzaghe by KO/TKO 3 5.17%
Calzaghe by decision 1 1.72%
Draw 0 0%
Charles by KO/TKO 43 74.14%
Charles by decision 11 18.97%
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:37 AM   #16
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Charles obliterates him.
In 1 rd. even an english reff couldn't find a way to save Calz. in this 1. Charles in 1 rd, coming off of a three day drunk.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:30 PM   #17
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Can I just say I went to see Calzaghe so I'm no hater. I also think his resume is thin and on a good day he may scraw into my top 100.

Reason being that he has a lot of good attributes, that to be fair didn't get him far against the best fighter he ever faced, and I personally feel Hopkins now is just as formidable in his peak, for slightly different reasons for approaching a decade ago now.

However, Joe is in with a sharper puncher, a better combination puncher, better at mid-range, which negates Calzaghes best attributes, the ability to shift up in pace throughout a fight and change his gameplan.

Calzaghe, who despite being a boxer was an aggresive fighter is going to be getting hit by one of the fighters who had amongst the best punching form I've ever seen on film. His resume is filled with names, numerous of which would beat Calzaghe as efficiently as I'm predicting for Charles.

Round 5 stoppage, Charles, dictating the pace at centre ring, with Calzaghe probing with his jab, lands a left hook off his own jab and floors Calzaghe. Who tries to get up but can't clear his head and falls back to his knee, counted out and decisively beaten.

Calzaghe holds no advantages.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:38 PM   #18
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I think Calzaghe gets sold a bit short here but taking on Ezzard Charles would be the biggest mistake of his life.

Charles could outbox the best boxers his weight and outslug the best heavyweights.



And I just accidentaly voted for Calzaghe.

Dohhh!!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:01 PM   #19
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Wouldn't it have been easier to simply say that you detest Calzaghe?
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:05 PM   #20
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30-1 in votes (two for Calzaghe were accidental). Can't get much more decisive than that.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #21
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I probably think more of Calzaghe than most here... however, he was a natural 168 and fighting against a natural LHW (who was perhaps the greatest LHW of all time) who moved easily up to HW... no chance
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:51 PM   #22
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I probably think more of Calzaghe than most here... however, he was a natural 168 and fighting against a natural LHW (who was perhaps the greatest LHW of all time) who moved easily up to HW... no chance
I'd say Calzaghe was a natural light heavy who boiled down to 168; it was no secret that he had difficulties making the weight.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #23
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I'd say Calzaghe was a natural light heavy who boiled down to 168; it was no secret that he had difficulties making the weight.
He probably weighed more by fight time than Charles did as a light heavyweight.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:06 PM   #24
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He probably weighed more by fight time than Charles did as a light heavyweight.
True. Not that it would help him in the end, although his unusual style might at least give him a slight stay of execution before Charles found his rhythm and ended matters.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:14 PM   #25
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So far Calzaghe has been up against Qawi, Billy Conn and now Ezzard Charles.

Unsurprisingly he has not managed to win a single one or even do that well, but should he continue along this route he'll surely record one of the best resumes of all-time.

Edit: Oh, and Charles knocks him out, surely.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:53 PM   #26
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So far Calzaghe has been up against Qawi, Billy Conn and now Ezzard Charles.

Unsurprisingly he has not managed to win a single one or even do that well, but should he continue along this route he'll surely record one of the best resumes of all-time.

Edit: Oh, and Charles knocks him out, surely.

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.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:07 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:15 PM   #28
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Fine. I don't have enough passion for him either way. However, it seems half the reason for this site's existence is to tear down Calzaghe. I officially extract myself from the fray.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:23 PM   #29
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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.
Not by me he wont.

I dont wanna keep bashing him either though, he was a good boxer, over-protected. Threads like this are unfair.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:30 PM   #30
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Fine. I don't have enough passion for him either way. However, it seems half the reason for this site's existence is to tear down Calzaghe. I officially extract myself from the fray.
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