Bernard Hopkins Vs Joe Calzaghe Split Decision!

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  1. DS Phil Hunter

    DS Phil Hunter Member Full Member

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    Just like the judges are divided on this fight, how about the people who watched it live and also those revisiting it.
     
  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I had Calzaghe fairly wide. Hopkins tried to BS his way to a win trying for points deductions. I think I’ve scored it 115-112 and 116-111 with a case for 117-110. Joe was sloppy but Hopkins was simply spoiling.
     
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  3. McGrain

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    I thought it was very close and thought it was difficult to score.

    I also really enjoyed this fight. It sounds ridiculous but I loved the way Hopkins had Calzaghe so reluctant to throw some of his punches and minimising that rate of fire and I loved the way Calzaghe relied on steady pressure to get the job done, moving the older man around the ring in a wide circle. It was just great, high level stuff, I like this fight.
     
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  4. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I had 114-113 Hopkins if I remember rightly, Hopkins won first 4 rounds and had a big 6th round ? And I think he may of edged another round in 2nd half of the fight, so for me it was 6-6 in total rounds but Hopkins edging it with knockdown.

    Rubbish fight though I'm never revisiting it to score it again.
     
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  5. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

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    I had Hopkins winning clear. He dropped him, had joe and his dad frustrated all night. 7-5 Vintage bhop. He didn’t land **** clean in the first 7 rounds. His biggest highlight of the fight was that weak attempt a gay porn.
     
  6. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Hopkins 114-113
    ugly
     
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  7. scandcb

    scandcb Active Member Full Member

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    115-112 to Joe.

    Hopkins only won 4-5 rounds tops.
     
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  8. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Agreed
     
  9. Jason Gordon

    Jason Gordon Active Member Full Member

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    Hopkins nicked it with the knockdown
     
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  10. cuchulain

    cuchulain Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Two of the judges had it 8-4 and 9-3 for Calzaghe.

    The other judge was Adelaide Byrd.

    So technically yes...it was a split decision.
     
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  11. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    ABSOLUTE BULL FECES!! B Hop was robbed !! I watched the fight again yesterday. Thaqt low blow by Slappy was a deliberate SLAP. as Bhop said it pushed his genitals outside of the cup. Man that had to hurt. Add to this,count the number of BLATANT SLAPS landed by Calzaghe.. All of them FOUL BLOWS as we all know. Like Fluffy Mayweather the Slapster does NOT deserve special treatment from referees. If his hands are damaged & he cannot deliver a legal punch he should have RETIRED!! not robbed his opponents
     
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  12. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

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    C'mon guys Adelaide got this one right
     
  13. FastLeft

    FastLeft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    in the fight Calzaghe threw himself towards direction of Hopkins and flap him arms like dog swimming! Lol
    this is not how I call score punch!
    it is not great fighter
    so yes you are correct
    still it was close due to Hopkins spoils & grab too much
     
  14. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah, Byrd’s card doesn’t really count. Her GGG-Canelo I card indicates she is fond of GBP and vice-versa.