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Old 12-30-2008, 08:33 AM   #31
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I think Haye was quite impressive, he took Barrett apart really, and he's under big pressure after all the hype he's been creating.

Still, he got dropped, that is beyond dispute. Inconsequential KD but it happened.


I'll go for Joe just because he's been criticised for years for not going to the States. Well, now he has, and he's won, and he's made the guys he fought basically give in to him.

Pair of old fogeys he beat but he's one himself - so he gets my vote.


ps I don't give Hopkins quite as much credit for beating Pavlik as some do. Pavlik jumped 2 weights and gave up a lot of his advantages at middle.

If Pacman had lost to him I don't think people would be so quick to applaud Oscar.
He wasn't that impressive. He did the job we expected but it was wild. He showed us he can stand out of range and throw right hands. Little else. Not one of his better performances, I think he displayed his skills far better against Mormeck despite being dropped heavily. It certainly didn't hint at great things to come at heavyweight.

Hopkins is a career middleweight. That is a lame excuse from Pavlik's point of view. He was supposed to be picking on an old guy coming off a loss.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:38 AM   #32
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Haye has beat Enzo and Barrett. They were two gimmies regardless of the style in which he did it.

Only numpties were ever thinking like either of them had a chance.
He could of made hard work of them plus enzo and barrett always had a punchers chance. i think this list should include ian napa by the way as i think he been superb this year.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:01 AM   #33
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David Haye clearing up the CW division becoming undisputed cruiserweight champ
Moving up in weight permanently making himself a name in the HW division

and then securing a match for the WBC Heavywight title against Vitali

I vote for David Haye.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:11 AM   #34
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Its close between Calzaghe & Haye, but I choose Calzaghe. His victory over Hopkins on US soil is the standout achievement of the year for me.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:32 PM   #35
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David Haye clearing up the CW division becoming undisputed cruiserweight champ
Moving up in weight permanently making himself a name in the HW division

and then securing a match for the WBC Heavywight title against Vitali

I vote for David Haye.
He had essentially become undisputed CW after beating Mormeck in 2007, Enzo only had the WBO which so many people are quick to disregard

Other than that he was explosive but got dropped against a veteran HW
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:06 AM   #36
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Not one mention for RENDALL MUNROE, came from nowhere to take the european sbw title and defended it 3 times all in the last 12 months.
Granted not as high profile as calzaghe but worth a shout.

MUNROE
CALZAGHE
HAYE
HATTON
IAN NAPA

My top 5 in that order , based purely on performances for 2008
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:14 AM   #37
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Calzaghe, the Hopkins fight is the difference.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:44 AM   #38
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Calzaghe.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:59 AM   #39
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No, he didn't.

If a goal gets ruled out for offside in football, but the replays show it was actually a legitimate goal....do we count it as a goal? No, we don't. It's no different in boxing.

Come on mate.........I dont want to fall out with you...........but you must be joking

Ok its not a official knockdown

But Haye was knocked down..........showing once again he can be vunerable and hurt

I agree with TFFP...........Haye was wild against a C class fighter

I also agree with Trotter that Haye is still a GREEN fighter.

Haye was unconvincing as a heavyweight savior in the Monte barret fight
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:01 AM   #40
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Calzaghe, for the Hopkins fight.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:06 AM   #41
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good shout about munroe he has come out of nowhere and is on the verge of a world title tilt
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:58 AM   #42
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Come on mate.........I dont want to fall out with you...........but you must be joking

Ok its not a official knockdown

But Haye was knocked down..........showing once again he can be vunerable and hurt
Whether or not you think it should have been counted as a knockdown, it's very clear from the replay that both of Haye's feet slip from under him before any punch lands or doesn't land.

He was going to end up on the canvas anyway irrespective of any punch, so it doesn't show anything of the sort.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:14 PM   #43
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Joe Calzaghe, with Froch a close second.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:17 PM   #44
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1) Calzaghe - took the Ring belt at lhw, beat one of the best there is in his backyard. Calzaghe won fairly comfy, imo. however, i think that hopkins got his gameplan completely wrong - but nothing calzaghe can do about that.

2) haye - unified a division. Pretty simple, really.

3) Hatton. number 1 in his division beats the guy widely considered number 2 or 3. decent marks for that.

4) Carl Froch. took WBC strap against reasonable contender, and marked himself out in a hugely entertaining fight.

5) Nicky cook. Won a world bout, but I would argue against less impressive opposition than the above.

all in all, a pretty good year for our ring/alphabet world champs.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:12 PM   #45
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Haye,
with Froch a close 2nd. g
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