Deny this mans skill

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Belfast, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,609
    3,113
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 22, 2015
    Lmao. Why would they have?
     
    Aussie Invader likes this.
  2. Pimp C

    Pimp C F 12 Stay Dangerous Full Member

    111,216
    17,711
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jun 23, 2005
    Very skilled with an extremely high ring iq as well. Anyone who denies it is just a hater period.
     
    VBOX likes this.
  3. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Active Member Full Member

    1,104
    828
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jan 5, 2017
    its not hating if he didnt fight the best fighters of his era when it mattered.
    calzagfhe was a very good fighter - you won't hear me say otherwise - but he had a major achilles heel, and that was allowing frank warren to milk title defences rather than test himself against the best when it mattered.
     
  4. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    4,835
    2,926
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 1, 2011
    It's an historical fact, that if a fighter wants to get made and paid, they come to the USA. Fighters been doing it for a century. Now, just because Calzaghe didn't make his way to the US doesn't take away from his incredible skills.
     
  5. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Active Member Full Member

    1,104
    828
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jan 5, 2017
    i agree...to a point.
    people can't talk about calzaghe being a 'G' when the best fighters of his era were a division above and below him and he did nothing in the US when they were kings.

    you can't laud a fighter's ability when they consciously avoid the best fighters of their era.
     
    Braindamage likes this.
  6. Somali Sanil

    Somali Sanil Wild Buffalo Man Full Member

    4,508
    4,770
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 1, 2019
    The best 168lb fighter ever for me an my fav fighter of them all
     
  7. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Boxing Addict Full Member

    5,609
    3,113
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Oct 22, 2015
    Agreed
     
  8. Belfast

    Belfast Member Full Member

    133
    104
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 2, 2019
    Sheika beat G Johnson, Calzaghe pased the walls with Sheikas blood next fight, as if Calzaghe didn't belong ._well...
     
  9. Oddone

    Oddone Love child of Mike Tyson & Ronald McDonald Full Member

    1,224
    2,061
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Aug 18, 2019
    THIS
     
  10. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Active Member Full Member

    1,104
    828
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jan 5, 2017

    i'm not suggesting for one minute that calzaghe wasn't a very good fighter. he was.
    but the fact that you have to link the sheika fight as some kind of career achievement just reinforces the point i was making.
     
  11. Belfast

    Belfast Member Full Member

    133
    104
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Sep 2, 2019
    He just beat Glenn Johson, ...Calzaghe slapped him to a bloody pulp, it was a good win I said.
     
  12. VBOX

    VBOX JOURNEYMAN Full Member

    3,322
    583
    Sportsbook:
    2,872
    Feb 8, 2012
    He was just too slippery.
     
  13. VBOX

    VBOX JOURNEYMAN Full Member

    3,322
    583
    Sportsbook:
    2,872
    Feb 8, 2012
    He still fought Hopkins before he was shot and they age at the same rate.
     
  14. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,864
    3,889
    Sportsbook:
    1,000
    Jul 1, 2010
    Boxing in the 1990s was dead in the UK. All the big fights and big money was in America.