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hopkins 17 21.25%
calzaghe 63 78.75%
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:01 PM   #16
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I was indeed implying. I have not voted yet myself, as I don't think things are as clear cut as I would like.
There may well be another prediction thread, but I stay away from incorrectly titled, self proclaimed "Official" threads.
I'm still with my original prediction. Voting on a meaningless poll does nothing for me.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:47 AM   #17
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I sincerely hope Calzaghe wins and am definately a fan of his but I just have a feeling we will see him unravel under the Vegas lights against a resolute and rejuvinated Hopkins. Frustration and his innate tendency to brawl will see Calzaghe lose his grip on the fight with Hopkins coming on strong in the later rounds (I know he's a fossil but he can still go for 12 rounds).
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:07 AM   #18
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lol I've not voted yet either have now.... once again i'm not picking BH to attention seek just my gut feeling.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:49 AM   #19
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B-Hop to win this fight by stoppage. I can not see it going any other way now. B-Hop is ready for this fight where as Calzaghe will fold under the Las Vagas lights.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:57 AM   #20
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B-Hop to win this fight by stoppage. I can not see it going any other way now. B-Hop is ready for this fight where as Calzaghe will fold under the Las Vagas lights.
Wilson why do you feel a stoppage is likely.... ? Been serious.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:57 AM   #21
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My only concern is that Calzaghe is talking about throwing 500 or 600 harder punches instead of his usual 1000+ - he wants to hurt Hopkins and stop him. I just want to ask him one simple question ''Joe, if you hit Hopkins with your hardest punches what is more likely to happen:

A) You knock Hopkins out.
B) You damage a hand on Hopkins' hard skull and have to fight the rest of the fight one-handed.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:11 AM   #22
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Maybe we should have a poll on that?
Maybe we should have a poll on having a poll?
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:13 AM   #23
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Wilson why do you feel a stoppage is likely.... ? Been serious.

Ok. I know Calzaghe is a great fighter and he is really tough with a very good chin and I really want him to win and hope i'm wrong but I have a big feeling that Hopkins will stop him.

The reason for this is that I believe Hopkins will do everything and anything he can to disrupt Calzaghe from fighting his fast paced fight and that Hopkins will turn the fight dirty. Calzghe has shown time and time again and often gets criticised for doing the macho shit and wanting to ruck. When he keeps to plan JC is untouchable but against Hopkins and under the Las Vegas lights his mind will slip and he will fight Hopkins fight. I think Enzo will chuck in the towel.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:16 AM   #24
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Ok. I know Calzaghe is a great fighter and he is really tough with a very good chin and I really want him to win and hope i'm wrong but I have a big feeling that Hopkins will stop him.

The reason for this is that I believe Hopkins will do everything and anything he can to disrupt Calzaghe from fighting his fast paced fight and that Hopkins will turn the fight dirty. Calzghe has shown time and time again and often gets criticised for doing the macho shit and wanting to ruck. When he keeps to plan JC is untouchable but against Hopkins and under the Las Vegas lights his mind will slip and he will fight Hopkins fight. I think Enzo will chuck in the towel.
That would be an amazing outcome..... Calzaghe strikes me as been a light heavyweight Pacquiaou. Serious defensive flaws often covered by his offensive game. I keep thinking Pacman-JMM for this fight only with less dynamite.
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Maybe we should have a poll on having a poll?
LOL!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:49 AM   #26
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That would be an amazing outcome..... Calzaghe strikes me as been a light heavyweight Pacquiaou. Serious defensive flaws often covered by his offensive game. I keep thinking Pacman-JMM for this fight only with less dynamite.


I think alot depends on how Calzaghe has adjusted to the states and Las Vegas and the big show feel. He has made alot of noise about fighting away in England which is fine but this time he is in next to someone who is a great and is also awful for him. I think Hopkins is totally wrong for JC as a fighter and a personality. JC loves a tear up but he does not want to be in that position with B-Hop.


I basicallly think the same as you with the comparisons to the Bika fight, just that the hype is way bigger and the opponent is way better. I think Calzaghe needs to win it clearly to his gameplan or else Hopkins will stop him.
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:16 AM   #27
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damn I was already starting to lean towards Hopkisn a bit but after reading that I fear Joe has no chance. I hope despite the well thought out predictions you two are wrong !
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Now that's uncalled for Jeff - Joe gets hit when he's flurrying. Pacquaio uses his hard head to wear his opponents hands down.

Pac-Man's obviously a better fighter because of this.
lol sorry mate.... There are similarities, I mean they look practically identical.
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I think Enzo will chuck in the towel.
Did you see Rees - Kotelnik??

You seriously think Enzo will throw the towel in on the biggest night of his and Joe's life?

Anything could happen in this fight apart from that scenario.
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Joe will win i hope
think he will be too fast and too strong for hopkins
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