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hopkins 17 21.25%
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:59 AM   #31
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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.

Come on.


Name a person that did not enjoy seeing Ree's get knocked around the ring?
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Old 04-17-2008, 09:09 AM   #32
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It was hilarious. I can't stand "Brave Little Gavin" - little thug. I'm glad he took a pasting.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:39 PM   #33
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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.
Rees wasn't his flesh & blood.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:16 PM   #34
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Rees wasn't his flesh & blood.
The fact that he's his son makes him less likely to pull him out.

Enzo and Joe have got this macho italian shit going on, they're too proud to quit, let alone in the biggest fight of his career.

I guarantee 100% he will not pull out.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:11 PM   #35
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:23 PM   #36
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I'm basing my prediction - Hopkins close UD - on the respective Kessler and Winky victories.

I'm not convinced Calzaghe will be significantly more successful than Winky was in coming forward and forcing the pace.

I know Winky was blown up and chubby but still...P4P fighter, same age as Joe, and he was totally frustrated by B-Hop's defence...and picked up a headbutt cut along the way.

And Calzaghe against Kessler, when he attacked in his typical way, didn't look as fast and sharp as in the past. He had to win on a tactical basis.
Calzaghe and Wright couldn't be more different.

Kessler and Hopkins are completely different as well.

Personally I think Calzaghe will have a lot more success than Wright did and he'll be a lot quicker than Hopkins is. I don't think it'll be a bad thing if Joe becomes tactical and boxes Hopkins rather than fighting him.

Hopefully Joe will take the first few rounds and Hopkins will have to chase the fight, that's when the fun begins.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:37 PM   #37
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:49 AM   #38
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I think Hopkins will certainly be able to pull off some smart-looking counterpunches, but his age and Joe's overwhelming business will just be too much for him to beat.

So I reckon Calzaghe UD12.

Dollars to doughnuts Calzaghe gets most of the early rounds though, Hopkins is such a slow starter these days.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:09 AM   #39
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i initially went for calzaghe,thinking he'd throw too many combo's and be too busy for hopkins, who let's face it is pretty conservative in his punch output.however i've just got the feeling that hopkins has something special lined up for joe and is somehow going to out hustle him and gain a narrow but unanimous ud.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:52 AM   #40
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I think Enzo will chuck in the towel.

Now I'm convinced you must be kidding us! So far, to my knowledge, you've predicted -

Calzaghe to win by late KO
Hopkins to win by late stoppage
Calzaghes corner to throw in the towel

Certainly covering the more unlikely outcomes for this fight... whatever next. A disqualification perhaps....
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I think that Hopkins will probably explode. The bell will go for round 4 and he'll explode.

New prediction: Joe wins by explosion.
That would actually be a no contest as long as a punch didn't cause the explosion. If it did it would be a technical draw I think. What kind of explsion are we talking about because obviously Joe may be too injured to continue. Let me know. Thanks.
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So I can only assume that a previous exploding boxer caused the damage to Enzo thus far.

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:45 AM   #43
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Now I'm convinced you must be kidding us! So far, to my knowledge, you've predicted -

Calzaghe to win by late KO
Hopkins to win by late stoppage
Calzaghes corner to throw in the towel

Certainly covering the more unlikely outcomes for this fight... whatever next. A disqualification perhaps....


The more I think of this fight the more I believe Hopkins will stop Calzaghe but I realyy hope I am wrong. I think Enzo will chuck the towel in because Joe is too damm proud to do it himself.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:54 PM   #45
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But it was a fluke explosion, could've happened to anyone and Macca was well on the verge of not exploding up to that point, he'll be back etc...
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