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View Poll Results: Greater Legacy - Hopkins or Calzaghe?
Hopkins 405 77.00%
Calzaghe 121 23.00%
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:20 AM   #106
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Default Re: Who is the greater fighter? Hopkins or Calzaghe?

P4P flip a coin, Legacy it's Hopkins.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:28 AM   #107
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Ah, so you run out of arguments and have to resort to what other people think...majority rules huh?

Well, look how many people in your country voted George W Bush into power, next time you go running to poll results
Whatever helps you sleep at night my man. Fact remains, the vast majority of boxing fans will always hold Hopkins in higher esteem over Calzaghe.

But hey. Calzaghe will always be the man in Wales. His "historic" victories over the likes of Tocker Pudwill and Omar Sheika will be the stuff of legend for years to come.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:32 AM   #108
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Whatever helps you sleep at night my man. Fact remains, the vast majority of boxing fans will always hold Hopkins in higher esteem over Calzaghe.

But hey. Calzaghe will always be the man in Wales. His "historic" victories over the likes of Tocker Pudwill and Omar Sheika will be the stuff of legend for years to come.
Yeah, just a damn shame Calzaghe doesn't have a trilogy against Robert Allen or title defences against Carl Daniels and/or Morrade Hakkar on his resume
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:34 AM   #109
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You could argue both fighters fought the best fighters of their careers late.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:37 AM   #110
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His "historic" victories over the likes of Tocker Pudwill and Omar Sheika will be the stuff of legend for years to come.
His victory over Hopkins will be more highly regarded than those guys.

You know Hopkins? The guy that Calzaghe beat? Yeah, I think that Calzaghe fans will be talking about how Calzaghe beat Hopkins for a long time.

That's pretty cool, beating Hopkins. Calzaghe beating Hopkins will be what they talk about.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:37 AM   #111
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Yeah, just a damn shame Calzaghe doesn't have a trilogy against Robert Allen or title defences against Carl Daniels and/or Morrade Hakkar on his resume
Every great fighter has had their fair share of bums. But Calzaghe took in more bums than the Salvation army
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:39 AM   #112
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His victory over Hopkins will be more highly regarded than those guys.

You know Hopkins? The guy that Calzaghe beat? Yeah, I think that Calzaghe fans will be talking about how Calzaghe beat Hopkins for a long time.

That's pretty cool, beating Hopkins. Calzaghe beating Hopkins will be what they talk about.
You are a shit stirrer.

Quite a bit wittier than your average bear around here. Keep it up.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:39 AM   #113
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His victory over Hopkins will be more highly regarded than those guys.

You know Hopkins? The guy that Calzaghe beat? Yeah, I think that Calzaghe fans will be talking about how Calzaghe beat Hopkins for a long time.

That's pretty cool, beating Hopkins. Calzaghe beating Hopkins will be what they talk about.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:51 AM   #114
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All this thread has proved is, as long as you're American, and black, you can beat up blown up WW's, get beat by the best of your generation, lose a bunch of times, and themedia will pump you up and the more malleable minds will lap it up and lose free thought prcoess

I knew ESB had some ****ing idiots on it, but this is insanity, its like day of the brain dead on here
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:59 AM   #115
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Glenn Johnson, Antwon Echols, Keith Holmes will all be flattered to know they're lithe welters Anglo.

Hopkins has 5 losses.

1) in his first fight at 175.

2) To a prime Roy Jones in an ugly fight

Then JT twice and Calzaghe - all 3 very close - All after he turned 40.

It's not that shabby a record is it?

(Neither black nor American here)
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:57 AM   #116
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Glenn Johnson, Antwon Echols, Keith Holmes will all be flattered to know they're lithe welters Anglo.

Hopkins has 5 losses.

1) in his first fight at 175.

2) To a prime Roy Jones in an ugly fight

Then JT twice and Calzaghe - all 3 very close - All after he turned 40.

It's not that shabby a record is it?

(Neither black nor American here)
Glenn Johnson, Antwon Echols, Keith Holmes are all NOBODIES, what the **** has Johnson ever done other than be a gate keeper? he is the same level as Bika.

Now I am not saying Hopkins is utter tripe, but to say he is above undefeated sensation Calzaghe is bordering on clinically insane. Especially when brittled boned blown up smw shot to pieces Joe schooled him on his home soil
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:03 AM   #117
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Careful tiger on the nobody call.

Omar Sheika, Rick Thornbury, Ritchie Woodhall, Byron Mitchell, Tocker Pudwill...At least Keith Holmes had a title!

If Joe was blown up from 168-175 - Was Hopkins more or less blown up at 43 and going from 160-175?

Just questions, the emoticons on here are really overused in place of lively discussion.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:14 AM   #118
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The correct answer is Jermain Taylor obviously
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:19 AM   #119
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hopkins by 101 miles!
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:58 AM   #120
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Hopkins and I can explain why if/when I can be bothered to type it all out.
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