Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Oct 3, 2023.
So if the Pride of Wales was fighting among the Supermiddle s now...??
I think Joe Calzaghe would be a force today at SMW, but not totally sure if he’d beat Canelo or not.
That's the big question really, could he beat Canelo.
Personally I see him beating Alvarez.
It would be perhaps his hardest fight at the weight but I think he gets a decision win.
Calzaghe s speed and volume of punches are the key, he has the chin to take the Mexicans hardest shots.
The more I think about it, perhaps it's close enough for a split decision.
Enough anyway for the Welsh man to rule the division.
I think that he might well prove to be wrong for Canelo, but as others have said, a lot hangs on that.
BJS had similar style to Calzaghe and Canelo ruined him .
True. And 168 isn’t really Alvarez’s best weight. He seems to be slowing down too. A young Calzaghe might be the right opponent to take advantage of that.
Ceiling: He beats everyone. Floor: He beats everyone but Canelo.
He would beat Canelo on points. Too much speed and workrate.
I'd favour a prime Calzaghe over everyone at 168lbs right now, including Canelo. I'd make him underdog at LHW vs Bivol & a prime Beterbiev. I'm unsure on the current Beterbiev, he's bound to have slipped, I just don't know how far.
The Calzaghe that beat M Kessler (and he was a bit post prime) would run up the score.
Nobody currently at SMW is beating him.
I didn't really appreciate prime Calzaghe but moderately respected post prime Calzaghe, after going back and looking at most of his fights, yea no one in the division currently beating him.
I am amazed how positive the responses are, shows the (generally) thoughtfulness of Classic. I thought there would be ten posts already calling him "Calslapsey"