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Old 12-14-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Default If you could do Calzaghe's career again, who would you have him fight?

Seems to be a lot of hate floating around about Calzaghe protecting the 0, cherry-picking bums, slapping and all that. So, I was wondering if you could pick some key fighters that Calzaghe should have fought to get more respect, who would they have been? Who else was around then who could've beaten Calzaghe that he avoided?

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:47 AM   #2
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I'd send him over to the States a lot earlier and have him fight Jones and Hopkins. Obviously. Key thing is going to the States. Doing what the likes of Khan, Hatton, Naz and Froch have done.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:50 AM   #3
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Nunn
Benn
Hopkins earlier
Jones earlier
Collins
Barkley
Cordoba
Littles
Van Horn
Liles
Nardiello
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: If you could do Calzaghe's career again, who would you have him fight?

Exactly head to the states at least 5 years earlier than he did.

Her was always complaining about how hardit was to make 168 so he should have gone to 175 earlier too.

In America,campaigning at 175,the Jones fight would have happened a lot earlier,and would have actually meant something.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #5
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Nunn
Benn
Hopkins earlier
Jones earlier
Collins
Barkley
Cordoba
Littles
Van Horn
Liles
Nardiello
Close
Rocchigianni
Nicotra
Johnson
Mccallum
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #6
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ITT we realize how much of a fraud Calzaghe was
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:48 AM   #7
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Default Re: If you could do Calzaghe's career again, who would you have him fight?

I would have him move up to LHW around year 2k. Would have fought Jones, DM, Tarver... Hopefully call out Hopkins if he had any success at the weight. I would like see how Joe did against a good southpaw... There were certainly a couple at LHW around that time.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:51 AM   #8
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Jones Jr. In 1996
Carl Froch as his farewell fight.
^These would have set his career off a bit better.

Win/Lose.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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Default Re: If you could do Calzaghe's career again, who would you have him fight?

This thread is actually opposite of the Jones ducking thread really. Most of the ones who accuse Jones of ducking every fighter in the world defend Calzaghe to the end...

Kind of stupid really... Jones and Calzaghe's careers were managed somewhat similar to each other in that they both missed out on good fighters. Although Roy did clearly take more risks than Calzaghe.

Expect Bailey in this thread, talking about how Joe is really Jesus and can do no wrong.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:56 AM   #10
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This thread is actually opposite of the Jones ducking thread really. Most of the ones who accuse Jones of ducking every fighter in the world defend Calzaghe to the end...

Kind of stupid really... Jones and Calzaghe's careers were managed somewhat similar to each other in that they both missed out on good fighters. Although Roy did clearly take more risks than Calzaghe.

Expect Bailey in this thread, talking about how Joe is really Jesus and can do no wrong.
bailey = failey

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #11
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Michalkewski.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #13
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97 - Eubank
97 - Collins (WBO Championship)
98 - Reid
98 - Woodhall (WBC Championship)
99 - Beyer
99 - Ottke (IBF Championship)
00 - Brewer
00 - Girard (WBA Championship)
01 - Griffin (Light Heavyweight)
01 - Michaelzweski (WBO Championship)
02 - Mitchell
02 - Woods
03 - Jones Jr (WBA, WBC, IBF)
03 - Tarver
04 - Erdei
04 - Reid 2
05 - Gonzalez
05 - Tiozzo
06 - Adamek
06 - Lacy
07 - Kessler
07 - Bika
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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I would try to ensure Bhop doesn't duck him in 2002 and head to the states a bit earlier even just to fight the same kind of opposition. That way Americans will know me better and won't be so stupid about stuff like the American hero Jeff Lacy. But keep the final run from Lacy onwards although I can take or leave Manfredo
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
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Prime so&so

Ward 2014 etc
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