Joe Calzaghe vs Michael Nunn At SMW

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Joe Calzaghe vs Michael Nunn At SMW

  1. Calzaghe By PTS

  2. Calzaghe By KO/TKO

  3. Draw

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  4. Nunn By PTS

  5. Nunn By KO/TKO

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  1. sas6789

    sas6789 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 15, 2011
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Canelo was never athletic Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Calzaghe was unbeaten at super middle.
  3. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Calzaghe on points
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  4. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    I like Nunn as a fighter and I think at his peak hes on par with Calzaghe definitely. But Nunn wasn't consistently good at Super Middleweight, he lost to Steve Little, Frankie Liles, etc.

    Overall you have to pick Calzaghe who was much more consistent and better suited at Super Middleweight.

    Calzaghe by UD in a competitive fight.
  5. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Calzaghe on points. Too busy, too effective in uprooting an opponent's style because of it. Nunn was uneven at 168 as mentioned, and his punch output wasn't enough to offset the harder-working Calzaghe.
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  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I think that given Nunn's iffy conditioning, he has a good go early until he blows his gaskets and then Calzaghe clobbers him late.
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  7. Mod-Mania

    Mod-Mania Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 12, 2012
    Calzaghe UD.
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  8. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Joe by decision. May even ko him late.
  9. lone star

    lone star Active Member Full Member

    Mar 10, 2018
    Good call.
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  10. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Joe all the way. Fast as lightening, fitter than a butchers dog, tough as old boots. Take some beating Joe would.
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  11. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    You said that like Little and Liles weren't solid (especially Liles), and better than nearly everyone on Calzaghe's resume until the tail end.

    I do agree however that Nunn wasn't quite as consistent at SMW as MW. I would favor Calzaghe vs. stage 2 of Nunn. If Nunn were in the midst of his MW reign pre Toney and decided to move up to "take the fight", I'd pick him over Calzaghe.

    Disclaimer: Michael Nunn is one of my 10 favorite fighters of all time........
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  12. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Little had 24 wins and 17 losses he wasn't a top fighter by any means, I would say hes definitely better than his record suggests. But you would've expected Nunn to beat him and to be of a higher class, so it was definitely surprising to see Nunn lose.

    Liles I agree is underrated and pretty good, but again my point being is that Nunn was certainly alot more beatable at above Middleweight. And I think Calzaghe should be favoured based on that, but I still think Nunn gives him a good fight at Super Middleweight.
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Canelo was never athletic Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Little was a huge underdog when he beat Nunn, he wasn`t rated high in the ring ratings at all.
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  14. Levook

    Levook Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 26, 2020
    Cazaghe via UD.
  15. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Personally to give Nunn his best chance i'd envision pitting the Nunn from around Kalambay with 168 to make instead of 160. He never really regained the spark post Toney and plenty think it was dimming even before Toney knocked him off his perch. He'd carry an extra handful of pounds ok i think.

    I still think the Calze style would overcome Nunn as others have said. Too many punches and he'd make Nunn work hard which would be a solid part of the difference between them. Nunn was seriously fast and he didn't mind trading punches and he traded them well but Calze is a bit of a different proposition to those Nunn faced and he'd wear him down to a unanimous decision in a fight that might even be entertaining.
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