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Old 02-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Calzaghe struggles to make supermiddle exaggerated?

Just wondering about this. Against Kessler he was pretty comfortably within the limit and against hopkins he was well within the lightheavy limit as well.

Did Joe exaggerate his weight making problems?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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Joe fought tomato cans for 90% of his career.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:17 PM   #3
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Calzaghe looked like a concentration camp dweller at the Kessler weigh in
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:19 PM   #4
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Another myth brewing.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Calzaghe struggles to make supermiddle exaggerated?

I'm sure he had troubles but I also think Calzaghe did like to have a moan about things like that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Calzaghe struggles to make supermiddle exaggerated?

I'd say it was pretty tough for him. If you look at pictures of him between fights he ballooned up a sizeable amount and I don't think he was the type to go on Hatton-esque binges either.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:42 PM   #7
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That said I have no sympathy for any boxer that complains about this or uses it as an excuse. Nobody forces them to drain down to the lowest possible category they are capable of. They do it for the perceived advantage so ultimately they have to accept if it turns against them.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:22 PM   #8
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:30 PM   #9
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No different to any other fighter that doesnt spend there time in the gym when they havent got a fight on the horizon, he just moaned about it all the ****ing time.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:04 PM   #10
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That said I have no sympathy for any boxer that complains about this or uses it as an excuse. Nobody forces them to drain down to the lowest possible category they are capable of. They do it for the perceived advantage so ultimately they have to accept if it turns against them.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: Calzaghe struggles to make supermiddle exaggerated?

Super-middle was two-stone below his natural weight. It also became harder as he got older as his metabolism changed. I doubt he moaned about it any more than the next man.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:07 AM   #12
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he basically stayed there for 99% of his career and avoided all the good fighters which were either one weight above or below so he had his reasons
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:04 AM   #13
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he basically stayed there for 99% of his career and avoided all the good fighters which were either one weight above or below so he had his reasons
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:12 AM   #14
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He looked really gaunt against Kessler, his last fight at SM.

The day before the weigh in for the RJJ fight he was 6lb over the limit.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:15 AM   #15
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he basically stayed there for 99% of his career and avoided all the good fighters which were either one weight above or below so he had his reasons


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