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View Poll Results: Who gave Calzaghe his toughest ever fight?
Sakio Bika 7 7.78%
Bernard Hopkins 26 28.89%
Richie Woodhall 2 2.22%
David Starie 0 0%
Omar Sheika 0 0%
Chris Eubank 13 14.44%
Mikkel Kessler 12 13.33%
Robin Reid 29 32.22%
Jeff Lacy 1 1.11%
Other eg Tocker Pudwill etc.. please state 0 0%
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Who gave Calzaghe his toughest ever fight?

"Roy Jones, he's also a legend, isn't he? I'm a legend killer. Send in another one, and I'll send them all packing."
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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Sakio Bika in my eyes

in Joes own words - Chris Eubank
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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Robin Reid
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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Robin Reid. He was never in danger of losing to Hopkins despite looking horrible if you can actually score a fight, the supposed controversy which is down to the inept scoring of a stupid bitch is a miscarriage of justice

There was only a couple points in it against prime Robin, very underrated fighter.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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Computer stats are all very trivial and pretty worthless - but according to them Reid did actually land more during the fight then Calzaghe (by a whisker mind).

Calzaghe did hurt his hand during that fight though - or so I read.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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Calzaghe took all Reids shots though

Reid could not miss with the right hand but Calzaghe took them all night

but against Bika he was

sucking in air heavy

he was cut

it was very rough

and this guy was dangerous and strong throughout

I thought there was alot of potential for Calzaghe losing that fight if he lost concentration
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:58 PM   #7
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Lol @ Jeff Lacy.

I'm happy to agree with Bika.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:01 PM   #8
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It depends on definition. If you are asking toughest in the sense closest to actually losing, it has to be Reid.

Bika was tough mentally and physically. It was hard to be motivated, and Bika is very rough. Calzaghe was never in danger of losing on points, and he didn't really look like getting knocked out any point despite the cut.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:02 PM   #9
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:08 PM   #10
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Eubank was a very demanding fight for a young Calzaghe. I have to admit I can't remember much about the Bika fight.
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Calzaghe fought down the Penlan club when he was a amateur

about 6 miles away from me

it was one of his easiest fights though

apparantlty it was a KO or TKO 1st round
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about 6 miles away from me
That's a long garden you've got there, Flint.
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Calzaghe fought down the Penlan club when he was a amateur

about 6 miles away from me

it was one of his easiest fights though

apparantlty it was a KO or TKO 1st round
Yes Joe was an outstanding amateur

Calzaghe started boxing aged nine, with the southpaw having 120+ fights and won four schoolboy ABA titles, followed by three consecutive senior British ABA titles (British Championships) from 1991 to 1993. This made him only the second boxer in history to win at welter, light middleweight and middleweight divisions - Wikipedia
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:35 PM   #14
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true reid threw the right hand all night and joe took it on the chin all night... sure it was close but i gave it to calzaghe by 2 points. but happy to accept bika, hopkins fights were his toughest
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I didn't think Hopkins was THAT tough, it wasn't a walk in the park but I don't think Joe really had to put it all on the line at any point.
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