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Old 02-11-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Calzaghe highlights in BA flights

When I was flying back to the UK from LA on Saturday I noticed there was a 2-hour highlights package of JC's fights on the in-flight entertainment tvs. It covered Eubank through to Lacy and was quite interesting looking back.

Incidentally on the other BA flight I was on in November it was Ricky Hatton instead. Funny how they changed it...

Anyway, from where I was looking his opponents didn't seem as bad as everybody says. Reid and Woodhall were former WBC champions; Brewer, Mitchell and Puckwell(!) had gone the distance with Ottke; Veit was unbeaten and huge - it wasn't obvious that he'd be so china-chinned; Sheika - highly regarded.

The time I think that the standard did drop was after Mitchell until Lacy. In the 3 years between those fights you had Mkrtchian, Salem, Veit and Ashira. What was ****** thinking? And Salem was really dirty too. Worse than Bika. Why would you put your champion in against such rough & dirty fighters?

The Ashira bout was the worse though. A small middleweight. Beat him one-handed and it wasn't even close!

If in those 3 years he'd of beaten maybe Siaca, Tate, Lucas, Mundine, Beyer and Ottke would anyone question his legacy?

Instead Ottke was getting all the plum fights.

The other thing to note about Joe's old fights was how much more he used to trade back then. Taking 2 to give 3. Always came off the best though.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:27 AM   #2
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Calzaghe highlights in BA flights

whats your point?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: Calzaghe highlights in BA flights

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Here we go...
dan why is it that you open these Calzaghe threads? All you ever do is incessantly whine about them and their frequency.

Hey here's an idea... maybe you just.. DON'T READ THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE?? Instead of posting like a spoiled ***** in each and every one?

It doesn't show any respect to the thread starter for you to just come in and start ****ing over the proceedings all the time.

dan, you're starting to annoy me. Kindly STFU now.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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I agree dan-B is a ****face
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: Calzaghe highlights in BA flights

I was flying to and from the Maldives with Emirates in September and they had "Joe Calzaghe: Super Champion" as one of their on demand sports programmes.
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I was flying to and from the Maldives with Emirates in September and they had "Joe Calzaghe: Super Champion" as one of their on demand sports programmes.
That's the one

I guess my point (if there was one) is that JC did have other decent fights other than Eubank, Lacy & Kessler.


...though there were some perplexing ones too.
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I guess my point (if there was one) is that JC did have other decent fights other than Eubank, Lacy & Kessler.


...though there were some perplexing ones too.
Watch out for 'Amir Khan: Olympic Hero' on your next flight
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