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Old 06-20-2007, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Does the average Londoner know who Joe Calzaghe is?

Just for the sake of gauging boxing's popularity over there, I wonder this. By comparison, Jermain Taylor is the undisputed middleweight champ, and I would be very generous if I were to say that 25% of US citizens know who he is. Would you consider Joe Calzaghe to be what we call crossover in England?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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He has been on ITV a few times...so the name probably rings a bell, without anyone actually having a clue about any real details beyond he is a good-looking boxer.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:05 PM   #3
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wait a minute, i'd say at least 50% of Brits know who Hatton is.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:06 PM   #4
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So with neither fighter having crossover qualities even within their homelands, why would a fight between the two seem so enticing? I would think that fights between Calzaghe and Kessler as well as Taylor versus Pavlik would attract just as much of an audience and thus money.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #5
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So with neither fighter having crossover qualities even within their homelands, why would a fight between the two seem so enticing? I would think that fights between Calzaghe and Kessler as well as Taylor versus Pavlik would attract just as much of an audience and thus money.
I'm not British but I could tell you Calzaghe would be very well known in Wales and fairly well known in Britain . But it's nothing near like Ottke in Germany .

Calzaghe would be much better known in Britain than Taylor is in the states .
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #6
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There are 60+ million people in Britain. Hatton's highest ever viewing figure is 350,000
thats pretty ****in stupid logic.
There's 270 million americans and yet only two and a half million americans ordered the De la Hoya fight with Mayweather. Most americans must not know who De La Hoya is.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:12 PM   #7
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Default Re: Does the average Londoner know who Joe Calzaghe is?

The average Londoner can't remember their own name
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:13 PM   #8
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I'd say that at least half of all americans know who de la hoya is.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:13 PM   #9
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I don't know anybody who has heard of Ricky Hatton outside of boxing and outside of die-hard boxing fans
Anyone that has played Fight Night knows Ricky Hatton
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: Does the average Londoner know who Joe Calzaghe is?

Most Londoners who are interested in sport know Joe Calzaghe. It's whether they want to switch the tv on to see him that is the issue. Calzaghe is in London Lite, London Newspaper and The Metro every now and again. That is three free newspapers available to everyone on the tube all over London. If you are interested in sport you will see him in the back pages.

Calzaghe is on sports shows like Question of Sport, Sports Personality of the Year etc

Londoners who are sport fans do know of him. I'd say 95% of my work collegues know who is but that is partly because of me.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #11
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Joe Calzaghe is the premier fighter in the world today. He will embarrass Kessler.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:23 PM   #12
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heres another question: Does Joe Calzaghe know the average Londoner?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:25 PM   #13
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Kessler-Calzaghe is a 50-50 fight. If someone gets embarrassed it is because the man who administred the whooping is a BAAAD MAN!
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Anyone that has played Fight Night knows Ricky Hatton
Although Hatton has only had one fight shown on terrestrial ,a delayed showing of his fight with Urango a week after it happened was shown late at night and with little advertisement(still probably topped the 350,000 he got while on SKY) he has been on things like Late Night with Jonathon Ross , The Weakest Link , among other programmes on BBC . He has also been nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2005 and 2006 .
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:32 PM   #15
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Hatton was quality on Jonathon Ross. He showed all the other boxers how to loosen up and do an interview. All the other boxers are SO boring for mainstream viewers. Typical questions over and over. Hatton livens it up a bit. Khan was on Ross and flopped in comparison. Calzaghe is quite awful in comparison.
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