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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 08-23-2008, 06:04 AM   #46
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I thought Calzaghe won clearly, but i'm telling you for a fact that Calzaghe was 3/1 at the end of 12 rounds and pretty big money was being exchanged at that mark, and on Hopkins at 1.40.
I think a part of that was folks didn't think Cal would get the nod in Vegas, but still 3/1 was making him as big outsider.
also, some respected boxing scribes had Hopkins winning.
Some of the boxing writers will claim a 'win' for the guy they've picked before the fight in order to maintain some credibility with their readers. Its worth checking who they went for pre-fight if they post a 'suspect' score.
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:55 AM   #47
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scored like that in Wales.
Scored like in Wales aye. Any scoring is going to be questionable wherever it is. What was that Witter SD all about?

Well I thought it was close, and it all boils down to how much priority you place on affective aggression, and what you view as affective aggression.

I have no problems with the result being given to Joe as he was the one trying to force the fight all night, but it was blatantly evident to anyone without bias that it was Bernard who was landing cleanly all night (just not enough), and with real force -and Joe who barley landed anything meaningful at all.

Both high profile British and American journalists, figures, query the result. Accepted that some may do so to cover their prediction.

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Old 08-23-2008, 08:22 AM   #48
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got to be reid or hopkins, the way hopkins thought i dont class that as a boxing, so i voted for reid, which despite being a calzaghe fan, i thought reid won
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:36 AM   #49
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Although I never scored it at the time I felt Robin Reid beat him.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:01 AM   #50
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Manfredo JR.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:13 PM   #51
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i think reid was the closest that JC ever come to loosing the first time i watched i gave it to reid by 1 round but after watching over and over i give it to JC by 1 or 2.

Byron mitchel fight was a hard one also even though it was short it was the first time JC had been down and to get back up and finish your man off while you look like you dont know who you are never mind where you are is something special.

BHOP fight was an easy one after round 3 and i felt the only way JC could have lost that was by some crazy scoring from the home judges
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:16 PM   #52
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i think reid was the closest that JC ever come to loosing the first time i watched i gave it to reid by 1 round but after watching over and over i give it to JC by 1 or 2.

Byron mitchel fight was a hard one also even though it was short it was the first time JC had been down and to get back up and finish your man off while you look like you dont know who you are never mind where you are is something special.

BHOP fight was an easy one after round 3 and i felt the only way JC could have lost that was by some crazy scoring from the home judges
Perfect analysis.

He was never in danger against Hopkins except those early rounds, but everybody should know how Calzaghe adapts by now, it wasn't too worrying. If he was struggling in round 6 I'd be worrying.

Messy...yes. Close...not really. Hopkins didn't do shit but hold, all these "clean shots" he landed is complete bullshit. He landed a few, but you expect this from an expert counterpuncher with great timing. But over the course of 12 rounds, he didn't do anything like enough.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:31 PM   #53
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Joe himself stated that Hopkins was one of his toughest ever fights.

"It was one of the toughest fights of my career.
"He is very clever. He was so awkward. It wasn't pretty, but I won the fight.
"It wasn't my best night, but I know I won.
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"I'm a legend killer - I just finished B-Hop, maybe Roy Jones is next."
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:56 PM   #54
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Joe "Legend killer" Calzaghe
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:47 PM   #55
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Do you want to put it to a vote.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:59 PM   #56
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Do you want to put it to a vote.
You can, but facts are facts.

Jones and Hopkins are held up as legends on here, and rightly so, particularly in the first instance.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:06 PM   #57
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Manfredo JR.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:00 AM   #58
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Manfredo JR.
When he said 'Im the real Rocky' when he was getting interviewed before the fight. TOSSER
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:34 AM   #59
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I felt the post fight presser was the best, whining like a little bitch he was.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:09 AM   #60
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Manfredo JR.


The only thing hard for Calzaghe in the Manfredo fight was explaining why on earth he was fighting that chump
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