Calzaghe blocked Reid on twitter, bit childish by Joe

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by porkypara, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    Thought Clazaghe was underrated is anything.

    Been a long while since I've seen the Reid fight but I remeber I had Clazaghe just edging it against Reid.

    I had Clazaghe winning against Hopkins by 3 points. I was just surprised only 1 judge tried to rob Calzaghe against an American fighter in America (it was Adelaide Byrd - no surprise).

    Also Kessler was a top fighter and a great win for Calazghe.
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  2. Erik

    Erik Active Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Clazaghe went from being underrated through most of his career (his own fault tbf) to then getting a bit overrated based on that brief run of wins at the end his career.
  3. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Reid is alright. Joe was always a smug so & so.
  4. tdf1974

    tdf1974 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    Theres a whole load of binmen on and washed up fighters on Calzaghes record.....The Kessler win is his best imo

    Some people think he is Britains best ever boxer ,i find that crazy...
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  5. Erik

    Erik Active Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    The fact so much stock gets put into the Hopkins win also shows how thin his record is. There is a lot of rewriting of history that now goes on when it comes to that fight. Yes, Hopkins was still very good but the idea that he was still anywhere his best is just not true. He was 43, had been noticeably declining since around the Joppy fight and had already lost twice to Jermain Taylor. Calzaghe was 4-1 on to win that fight, and for good reason. It was actually supposed to be an easy fight for Calzaghe. Yet he got dropped, didn't look good and the SD was highly contentious. Jermain Taylor and Chad Dawson both beat the same version of Hopkins and did it far more convincingly, yet no one makes a big deal about it.
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  6. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Joe fought and beat everyone put in front of him. Regardless of how you judge the opposition, that is a feat in itself. Joe had an excellent style that was trouble for any super middle of any era. His speed and ability to read a fight was exemplary.
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  7. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2012
    Another plus in his favour is there was no fight where you can see he won by robbery.

    Yes he had some close fights but as said above, he beat everyone in front of him. He was able to compete and beat the best he fought.
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  8. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    I can see why people think he is but I really don't think he's overrated. I always say this, smash up the hands of the best and see if they can find a way to win. Then have them train in an old basic as hell gym and tell them that they are going to have to go into World Title fights against unbeaten champions without any sparring or much if any bag work. Joe Calzaghe was truly unique, the WBO pad out taints him in the eyes of many but after the performances against Lacy and Kessler he cemented his place as one of British boxings best.
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  9. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Well said. Joe, even on an off night produced time after time. It’s a testament to his quality and capabilities. I am not on the Joe Calzaghe payroll, but know a cracking fighter when I watch one.
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  10. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
  11. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I just can't be having Robin still rocking an earring at 50 years old.. :ohno
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  12. porkypara

    porkypara Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    A rematch that should have happened
  13. bailey

    bailey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    I forget what the offer was now but I don't think Reid was getting many offers at the time and didn't look good in his fight after Calzaghe
    They had a bit of history as I recall. I think it was something to do with the fight not happening when Reid was WBC champ
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  14. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    it should have happened
    after the fight it was all
    run it back
    then nothing
  15. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    I’m not sure it was any great loss. It’s not as if we don’t know what the result would’ve been.