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View Poll Results: How Impressive Was Calzhage's Win over Prime Kessler ?
It left me very impressed with Joe Calzaghe 71 71.00%
I expected more 8 8.00%
Just as i thought 21 21.00%
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:07 AM   #2
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That was a great win but I think his win over Bernard was way better.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:44 AM   #3
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That was a great win but I think his win over Bernard was way better.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:09 AM   #4
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Kessler was injured... Pure luck Kessler fought him that Night... A prime Kessler beat jc
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Very Impressed with his mid fight adjustments ..
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If im honest i thought the fight was closer than i was expecting it to be, but then it was a while ago and that fight hasnt stuck in my head as well as some others have done.

I wasnt expecting a Lacy style dominance but i was never sure how highly i ranked Kessler, i think i didnt think as much of him as some others do. And so i expected an easier night for Joe than it was. It was still a very good win though.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:31 AM   #7
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Calzaghe's best victory.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:45 AM   #8
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That was a great win but I think his win over Bernard was way better.
He didn't really beat Hopkins, the fight could've gone either way and the official scores reflect that. Calzaghe wanted nothing to do with a rematch, fought a shot to pieces Roy Jones instead and retired then.

A prime Kessler is his best win, and it's a very good win indeed.
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It's a very good win. Nothing special/landmark, considering how easily Ward spanked Kessler, which came before Kessler's greatest ever win vs Froch. But still a quality win. Kessler is a good smw, nothing more nothing less, and Joe outboxed him for the majority of their contest. Nice work.
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It's a very good win. Nothing special/landmark, considering how easily Ward spanked Kessler, which came before Kessler's greatest ever win vs Froch. But still a quality win. Kessler is a good smw, nothing more nothing less, and Joe outboxed him for the majority of their contest. Nice work.
I think it was significant to give him validity in the States.
Americans are always weary of overseas fighters and this fight was promoted nicely w/ trust in Kessler being a solid opponent.
Calzhage showed a wide range of skills and chin that impressed U.S. boxing fans big time. He was the real deal.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:54 AM   #11
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Kessler had a bit of an off night and was too inactive (a bit like Froch vs Kessler), he hadn't sparred enough for the fight (due to an injury) and his timing was a bit off (there was talk of overtraining as well but considering Joe ahd to kill himself to make weight at the time that probably wasn't so much of a factor).

Joe showed tremendous heart and ring smarts though.

The HBO commentary was a total JC nuthugging show...
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:48 AM   #12
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This fight made me a bigger fan of Kessler..
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I think it was significant to give him validity in the States.
Americans are always weary of overseas fighters and this fight was promoted nicely w/ trust in Kessler being a solid opponent.
Calzhage showed a wide range of skills and chin that impressed U.S. boxing fans big time. He was the real deal.
Yes, it was a good win indeed. Nothing spectacular though as (a) Kessler was never Sugar Ray Leonard and (b) because Calzaghe didn't emphatically beat him down like Ward did, merely won an 8-4 type decision. Good win/performance.
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Yes, it was a good win indeed. Nothing spectacular though as (a) Kessler was never Sugar Ray Leonard and (b) because Calzaghe didn't emphatically beat him down like Ward did, merely won an 8-4 type decision. Good win/performance.
Ward didn't beat a prime Kessler, but Calzaghe did.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:40 AM   #15
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Yes, it was a good win indeed. Nothing spectacular though as (a) Kessler was never Sugar Ray Leonard and (b) because Calzaghe didn't emphatically beat him down like Ward did, merely won an 8-4 type decision. Good win/performance.
Calzaghe only really had 2 weapons though. His left and right hand.

Ward had that plus 2 elbows a head and his hometown. That fight pissed me off because of all the damn illegal blows.
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