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Old 07-14-2007, 10:46 PM   #31
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I'm not debating that. The brutal k.o.'s the brutal wars is what made Gatti into what you have today. Calzaghe is not having those wars. Like I said his shelf life should be longer.
I agree with you.
I was just saying joe has brawled.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:51 PM   #32
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This fight should have never been made. Sad.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:59 PM   #33
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RJJ may be next.

Kind of makes Calzaghe more impressive considering he has been around about as long as they have.
Not that impressive. While something must be said for Gatti's face forward style and Calzaghe's boxing skills, look at their resumes for the real answer.

At super feather, Gatti fought former or current world champs Patterson and Ruelas.
At his predominant weight class of 140, Gatti fought current or former world champs MAYWEATHER, Leija, Dorin, and Grove.
Moving up to 147, Gatti fought former or current world champs DE LA HOYA and Baldomir.
That's 8 former or current world champs in THREE weight classes. Not to mention 2 fighters who were in the Top 3 P4P when they fought.

Calzaghe, in his illustrious career at super middle, has fought current or former world champs Eubank, Mitchell, Brewer, Reid, and Lacy.
At 175, Calzaghe fought...well, he never fought there.
That's 5 former champs in one class, with 0 P4P fighters at the time of their fights.

When you compare the two resumes, it's clear to see why one has less wear and tear than the other. What's so impressive about that?
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:03 PM   #34
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I was able to see the first 6 rounds and Gatti looked very slow reflex wise. He needs to stop before he endures more brain damage.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:14 PM   #35
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im pretty depressed now. i went to my friends gf's house to watch this (she's the only person i could find with HBO) just for the gatti-gomez fight. gatti is the reason i ever got into boxing and i was hoping that he'd pull through with one more win. he just looked so awful and now he's in the hospital. i do think the ref let it go on a little longer than it should have but at the same time a piece of me was almost willing gatti to come back like he had so many times before. im so sad now..
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