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Old 03-10-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default Joe Calzaghes sparring for Hopkins

I think its pretty obvious that Nathan Cleverly and the other guys at the Newbridge gym are not enough to help Calzaghe spar for Hopkins. I would like to see him get some top class sparing in before the Hopkins fight.

Enzo Macceranelli was clearly not prepared to take big shots like Haye was, and this could be due to the fact that Calzaghe was the hardest punch he faced in sparring.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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Calzaghe's never been a big sparrer anyway.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:49 AM   #3
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Yep. I bet Enzo is seriously pissed off that he did not take on decent sized sparring partners for Macca. He will not let anybody know his **** up but I will be surprised if a few guys do not turn up to help with the sparring.

Any thought on who they may pick if they go down that route?
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Clinton Woods? or even Johnson?
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:28 PM   #5
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What would sparring with Calzaghe teach Enzo about Haye??

Haye's supposed to have had quality sparring in America. I know one of them was BJ Flores.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
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Default Re: Joe Calzaghes sparring for Hopkins

haye said BJ flores was much better than enzo in his post fight interview on showtime. so he was obviously one of the sparring partners.

someone like antwun echols would be a decent sort of sparring partner for JC.

he's fought hopkins hasn't he.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:48 PM   #7
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I'd get in the German old guard of Darius and Sven. Truly.
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Default Re: Joe Calzaghes sparring for Hopkins

Haye said In Setanta Interviews that Enzo was also the no 2 cruiserweight though.

Didn't Flores have a tough one against Ding who posts on here?
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:00 PM   #9
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Clinton Woods? or even Johnson?
Yeah right. Clinton would tell him to **** off. Why doesnt Joe get Bradley to beed up and use him
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Haye said In Setanta Interviews that Enzo was also the no 2 cruiserweight though.

Didn't Flores have a tough one against Ding who posts on here?
Flores looked pretty good against Ding and clearly won, but Ding did look poor as well. I'd lke to see more of him before picking a winner if he fought Enzo.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #11
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Howard Eastman would be good.
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:13 PM   #12
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Estman would be good and would be up for it I guess.

Blow Job did look good against Ding but that is not hard. BJ could be a future champion at cruiser, I would not bet against it.

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Old 03-10-2008, 01:19 PM   #13
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Haye said In Setanta Interviews that Enzo was also the no 2 cruiserweight though.

Didn't Flores have a tough one against Ding who posts on here?
The snooker player?
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #14
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Howard Eastman would be ideal for the technical side of it, he's been around the block, he knows his stuff, and could attempt to imitate Hopkins economical counterpunching

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Howard Eastman would be ideal for the technical side of it, he's been around the block, he knows his stuff, and could attempt to imitate Hopkins economical counterpunching

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