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Old 01-31-2008, 03:37 PM   #46
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Maybe he should fight a rematch with Robin Reid, with a neutral ref this time.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:38 PM   #47
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Jeff Lacy is only 30 years old, only 24 fights, and has only one loss. I don't understand why some people want him to retire. That doesn't make any sense at all. Yeah, he didn't look good in his last fight, but let's see how he looks in his next couple of fights. Lacy should of course keep on fighting. It would be ridiculous if he would give up his boxing career because he looked like shit in his first fight after being away from boxing almost a year and after that bad injury.
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:19 PM   #48
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Lacy amnesia - we need a vaccine., stat.
Please explain. I have never said Lacy was a crap fighter. He was a very hyped and talented fighter here in the US with an exciting style. I have never said he was overrated, but it is interesting to see what he has done since he was thrashed by JC. I have never discredited JC's win over him, in fact I thought this would lead to bigger and better fights immediately after (I guess Bika and Manfredo are considered top notch by JC fans).
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:31 PM   #49
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Exactly! Eubank wasn't peak but that shouldn't suggest he was shot. Too many people try to warp facts to suit their predjudices.
Also they convintly forget that Calzaghe was a complete novice when he won the title.
If Eubank did not struggle to make weight for the fight, then why did he jump 2 weight classes from SMW (16 to Cruiserweight (190) in his very next fight? I agree that Eubank was not shot, but he was also nowhere near his prime when he fought JC. He already had 47 tough pro fights when he fought JC at age 31. Why do few fans of JC not acknowledge this. When asked about JC's resume, his fans always point to the Eubank win as something greater than it was. It was a good win, but does not qualify him for sainthood. Eubank was at the very end of his career as evidenced by his retirement 2 fights later. I do agree, many people do try and warp facts to suit their prejudices.
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:40 PM   #50
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I think we should give Lacy a brake he took a big beating from JC then the shoulder. To be fair looked crap last time out but he was out for a long time. I dont think he should leave it long before fighting again but if he is no better next time out he should call it a day
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:50 PM   #51
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i see this post a 1000 times in 1 form or another.

i agree with it to some extent fighters like catley/ottke/beyer/lucas/echols/
should have been opponents , but there was only 1 big name capable of fighting at 168 from 1997 to 2004
hopkins.
dlh/trinidad/wright are not, were not, and never will be anything at 168 , they were simply to small .
My question to you is, how do you rate JC? IS he an ATG or as I feel a HOF fighter.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:11 PM   #52
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:14 PM   #53
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:16 PM   #54
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:19 PM   #55
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I don't think Lacy will ever be what he once was. Shame. In many ways he was unlucky with that shoulder injury. I'll always respect him A LOT for his heart and guts in the Calzaghe fight! What a fighter!
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:24 PM   #56
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You said hardly anyone knew who Lacy was, which is nonsense.

He was Showtime's rising star, Eddie Murphy's new favourite fighter and much hope was resting on his not inconsiderable shoulders.

You've then contradicted yourself by admitting Lacy was `hyped`...how can you be hyped and yet not have anybody know who you are?

Your points about Calzaghe are valid but Lacy was extremely visible and high profile in 2005.
You did not read my posts correctly. I said I, and many other American fans had not heard much about JC before his fight with Lacy. I had seen 3 or 4 of Lacy's fights prior to the JC fight (or should I say thrashing). Reread my posts, as a different poster made the remark about no-one knowing who Lacy was. Lacy was hyped heavily by Showtime, so unless you don't get cable here, you knew who Lacy was.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:29 PM   #57
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:32 PM   #58
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Totally agree.

30 isn't old these days - I'd say Lacy could fight at a high level for years to come.

I just think he needs some warm ups against stiffs, score some KOs and then see where the challenges are.
Yep and that was the main reason why Lacy didn't want that Tarver fight. I read an interview with Lacy a few weeks ago were he was honest and said he needs a couple of more fights in order to get back to that high level again, and then take on the best fighters out there. He felt this was the smartest thing to do right now and was looking forward to step into the ring again.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:40 PM   #59
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I agree with you about Eubank.

But we're talking about 10 years before Calzaghe defeated Kessler.

Calzaghe wasn't nearly in his prime in 97.

Not saying that evens things up, but it's worth considering.
I give JC credit for that victory, he stepped up against a former world champ as a young fighter and beat him. I do keep that victory in perspective though. If Dawson were to fight Roy Jones and beat him, I would keep that victory in perspective as well.
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