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Old 10-11-2012, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default Did calzaghes legacy increase or suffer for hopkins fight ?

So when Joe Calzaghe 36 and a half , fights Hopkins just turned 43 to a sd that lots of people thought Hopkins won ,does that tarnish his legacy or increase it ? he got the w in a 50/50 fight but didnt it pretty much confirm in the minds of most fans that had they been the same age Hopkins would have won ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Did calzaghes legacy increase or suffer for hopkins fight ?

Obviously increased it. Without the Hopkins win Calzaghe's resume is paper thin. And Hopkins success since the Calzaghe fight proves he was still a live opponent.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Agree with Qwert but I think paper thin is overstepping the boundary a bit
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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So when Joe Calzaghe 36 and a half , fights Hopkins just turned 43 to a sd that lots of people thought Hopkins won ,does that tarnish his legacy or increase it ? he got the w in a 50/50 fight but didnt it pretty much confirm in the minds of most fans that had they been the same age Hopkins would have won ?
At SMW Calzaghe beats hopkins prime for prime no one would argue against that
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Did calzaghes legacy increase or suffer for hopkins fight ?

It's the best win of his career so how the **** would it tarnish his legacy
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:48 AM   #6
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When a 43 year old Hopkins is your best win..

And I'm using 'win' loosely there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:58 AM   #7
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When a 43 year old Hopkins is your best win..

And I'm using 'win' loosely there.
Better than a fighter Calzaghe already beat being your best win

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:00 AM   #8
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Is that a real question ? Increased, obviously.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:03 AM   #9
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Better than a fighter Calzaghe already beat being your best win


And Calzaghe's 'best win' Hopkins was beaten 3 times before Calzaghe 'beat' him at 43 years of age, what's your point?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:07 AM   #10
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Obviously increased it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:07 AM   #11
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And Calzaghe's 'best win' Hopkins was beaten 3 times before Calzaghe 'beat' him at 43 years of age, what's your point?
Moron kessler is Calzaghe's best win anyway
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Moron kessler is Calzaghe's best win anyway

Why argue the point with me about Hopkins then?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:14 AM   #13
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Why argue the point with me about Hopkins then?
I was just laughing that Calzaghe's 2nd or 3rd best win is on a par with Ward's best win and maybe better

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but didnt it pretty much confirm in the minds of most fans that had they been the same age Hopkins would have won ?
Terrible logic.
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So when Joe Calzaghe 36 and a half , fights Hopkins just turned 43 to a sd that lots of people thought Hopkins won ,does that tarnish his legacy or increase it ? he got the w in a 50/50 fight but didnt it pretty much confirm in the minds of most fans that had they been the same age Hopkins would have won ?
Not sure why people continue with the endless hypotheticals and what ifs attempting to detract from Calzaghe's unbeaten career. Time to get over it and move on
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