Hopkins v Calzaghe

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  1. lefthandlead

    lefthandlead Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Thank you!! Also it was a CLEAN loss, there were no headbutting, elbows and wrestling. ..Unlike a certain fighter that would go on to win the Super six tournament .
     
  2. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing booted Full Member

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    hopkins made unified and non-unified defences., as did tyson.

    joe also made non unified defences and unified defences...i mean one unified defence.
    the same rules applies to both.

    hopkins made 20 recognised defences, joe also made several recognised defences.



    exactly! good man. u have to count hopkins recognised single title defences to reach 20.
     
  3. bjl12

    bjl12 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The fact that you were able to watch that all the way through for a second time is incredible.

    Hopkins did win, but it wasnt a robbery. The swing was something like

    BHOP 8-4:::Joe 7-5. Anything in between was okay because of how ugly it was
     
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  4. Daddy

    Daddy Active Member Full Member

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    Hopkins easily scored the telling blows + the KD. But landing 2 or 3 good shots a round and hugging for the other 2:30 seconds doesn't look good at all. Joe landed the slaps that stole him the rounds. Yes, Joe threw 300 less punches than he usually does, that tells you how crafty Hopkins is. There is a HUGE reason why this fight wasnt made in Hopkins prime tho. Doesn't take much to figure out why. In the end, Joe won 7 rounds to 5.
     
  5. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    Clinching is illegal.
     
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  6. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Boxed is my buddy. His posts are can't miss. Sorry he's gone. But much appreciated you are taking up the slack!
     
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  7. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    This is exactly what I saw the (only) time I watched the fight. I couldn't agree more.
     
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  8. Reppin501

    Reppin501 The People's Champ Full Member

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    I thought Hopkins won the fight...I haven't watched it in a while but definitely thought Hopkins won that night.
     
  9. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Boxed Ears was classic. He got me too ;) I didn't mind cause then I got to see him fish out other saps as well :D
     
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  10. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That's a fair post. I'd agree that Hopkins landed the better punches, and that Calzaghe outworked him handily. It's the sort of fight that can be subjective to judge depending on what you're really looking for. In the end I felt that Calzaghe was making the fight and that his volume was worth more than the better but fewer blows Hops was landing.

    I think half of the problem here is that we're used to seeing Calzaghe working away like a sewing machine, and he just couldn't get going against Hopkins. In fact, compared to his usual performance, he looked crap. So because Calzaghe looked crap relative to his usual self, people (some people) think that he lost. T'aint so. Hopkins put a large cramp in his style but he still won. TBF most folks look ****ty against Hopkins.
     
  11. Pimp C

    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    I thought Calzaghe made the better adjustments in the second half of the fight and won a close fight.
     
  12. Pimp C

    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    No it's not but holding is.
     
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  13. Maidanas Gun Tattoo

    Maidanas Gun Tattoo Member Full Member

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    Clinch definition
    Boxing.an act or instance of one or both boxers holding the other about the arms or body in order to prevent or hinder the opponent's punches
     
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  14. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I could careless what the record books say. I’m good with joe knowing in his heart he lost and his dad taking that L to the grave.
     
  15. C.J.

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

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    Explain to me how Calzaghe won when he didnt throw & score 10 LEGAL SCORING PUNCHES all fight long ?? Slaps are NOT legal scoring punches Check the MoQ rules
     
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