Whats your opinion on Joe Calzaghe?

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  1. hotshot

    hotshot New Member Full Member

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    did you find him an entertaining boxer to watch? how does rate in your opinion?
     
  2. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Andre Ward would have defeated him.
     
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  3. AlwaysFirst

    AlwaysFirst Active Member Full Member

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    1 of the best super middleweight fighters ever, he always came to fight.
     
  4. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Some of his stoppages were hilarious, but technically and in achievements definitely among the best 168ers ever.
     
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  5. POTUS

    POTUS The Last Lumberjack Full Member

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    Ward>Calzaghe>Froch
     
  6. POTUS

    POTUS The Last Lumberjack Full Member

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    Peter Manfredo getting Smacked a few times was funny :lol:
     
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Arguably the best SMW fighter ever.

    Would have whooped Ward.

    Lives in 33 Herolshead Crescent, Wales.
     
  8. Tramell

    Tramell The Ideological Slayer: I Slay Ideology! Full Member

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    The most unorthodox champ of all time. At times his punches thrown against Hopkins looked like he was doing an impression of Ricky Ricardo playing the bongos.

    Baba-loo!

    Ton of energy, ton of heart, not much skill. Or as Kessler said post fight " He spoiled by boxing" LOL! Worthy to be a HOFer for sure.
     
  9. fenoc1

    fenoc1 Active Member Full Member

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    Class act. Not everyone's cup of tea but his volume of punches and intensity was never matched in the ring by his opponents. Very hard to score rounds against him. Never received a gift decision. Made a few bob, had a good relationship with his father, retired on his own terms. Whats not to like about the guy
     
  10. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Sad Max: Fury Road Full Member

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    Via some home cooking.
     
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  11. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra Will Always Bite Back... Full Member

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    And some ball shots
     
  12. bailey

    bailey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Most accomplished and best SMW ever with the best SMW resume ever
    Stands head and shoulders above the others at the weight
     
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  13. OvidsExile

    OvidsExile I Live! I Die! I Live Again! Full Member

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    One of the best of his generation but a tad overrated. He doesn't have any good wins on his resume and just waited for Bernard and Jones to get old.
     
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  14. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Sad Max: Fury Road Full Member

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    A few headbutts for good measure.
     
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  15. Oakland Billy Smith

    Oakland Billy Smith Active Member booted Full Member

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    I find him to be highly underrated by so called knowledgeable fans...
    Very unique and underappreciated style of fighting, could easily have been a 15 round fighter, was far more entertaining than ever given credit for, and much like B-Hop and Ward, had an ability to take his opponents will and heart away in some of his biggest matches.
    No, he did not 'dominate' Hopkins, but he took Hopkins out of his game plan more so than any other opponent that i ever seen, with the exception of 94 Roy Jones.
    Its unfortunate Calzaghe's career and Wards career just missed each other, i think their contrasting styles would have made for an epic showdown that would have tested the limits of both fighters.
    People who refuse to give Calzaghe his props just dont know S about boxing.
     
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