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Old 11-03-2007, 11:44 PM   #16
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Default Re: Calzaghe is supernatural. No doubt about it.

Calzaghe is supernatural !! That is why is going for old Hopkins and not Lucian Bute...
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:44 PM   #17
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Kessler performed better than I was expecting, his timing was very good especially with the uppercut and counter right.

But it was Calzaghe's footwork that was really wrong for me, he wasn't as balanced as he usually is and he wasn't working behind punches to get inside, he was just trying to bully his way in there like a pressure fighter which has never been his style

Apart from a few shots to the body, he never sat down on his punches and he seemed too content from Round 6 onwards to just do enough to win the fight, the normal Calzaghe tries his best to KO the opponent and I didn't see that tonight.

He seemed a bit slower, a bit less powerful too.. not taking anything away from Kessler (but like I said, Reid is still Joe's toughest fight) - but Joe wasn't 100% tonight and I worry that he's detoriating quite rapidly.
Would you still have him beating

Pavlik
Taylor
Hopkins
Dawson
?

I can only see Hopkins giving Calzaghe trouble.
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:45 PM   #18
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Sorry but calzaghe or kessler are not in the same league as mcclellan benn eubanks collins in their prime.
You're wrong...end of discussion
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:47 PM   #19
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Joe is supernatural indeed - the greatest fighter ever at 168
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE!!!!

I knew Joe would win a UD!!!!!

kEsseler did put up a better fight than Lacy!!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:05 AM   #20
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Default Re: Calzaghe is supernatural. No doubt about it.

I've said it before, and i'll say it again. Calzaghe will retire undefeated.
I'm also reading this nonsense that calzaghe's skills are eroding from blocky. That couldn't be further from the truth. He outclassed a young,
hungry, strong and very skillful guy who was bigger than himself in every way 9-3. Calz upper body movement and ring generalship is second to none. He could fight another 2 years at this level. He'll beat hopkins handily and would outclass dawson as well. IMHO he beat the only guy that had a chance against him in kessler, who will destroy anyone at 168 lbs.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:08 AM   #21
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SMW? Yeah, no one in SMW even goes near beating Calzaghe

175? I've got a suspicion that Hopkins can do it, despite his advanced age..

Also, if Calzaghe continues to detoriate - I mean those uppercuts he took were wicked, what if his chin goes? A big puncher could still trouble him.

I don't see him losing to guys like Bute - more so a guy like Hopkins or potentially a Jones Jr depending on how good Jones Jr goes against Trinidad.
About the uppercuts, give credit to Kessler, very few predicted this fight would be a cakewalk.

Did not see the fight but as it appears, what made Calzaghe win is mainly his ability to adjust and fight through adversity - these are skills one doesn't lose while moving up in weight categories.

Won't be able to see the Kessler/Calzaghe fight but I'm curious as to what you mean by "deteriorate". Could it be that you're not giving Kessler enough credit?
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