where do you rate calzaghe among top british fighters?

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  1. hotshot

    hotshot New Member Full Member

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    were you a fan of his?
     
  2. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I will remember him for the number that he did on Jeff Lacey.

    He absolutely ruined Lacey.

    A very strong and undefeated super middleweight champion, who retired at the right time and stayed retired. He did slap at times though.

    In an all time British boxers list of all weight classes he would be in most peoples top 10.
     
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  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The record speaks for itself but the number of pointless fights including his final fight allows people to question how good he really was.

    I personally think Joe was better than he was given credit for - an elite fighter and certainly in any top 10 list and probably top 5.

    Just a pity that he did not have another 2-3 Lacy type opponents to really hammer his CV home.

    Joe goes down as one of the greats as does his father as one of the great trainers.
     
  4. DJN16

    DJN16 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Probably top 5, certainly top 10.

    Joe was quality but as Jurgen says there are questions marks over some of his opponents in accumulating 46 - 0.
     
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    Bridie mcmahon Active Member Full Member

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    Cue rain man(Herol G)For some zaggy bashing!
     
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  6. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Had him 11 the last time I did a list:

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  7. pow

    pow Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Second behind Lennox Lewis in the modern era.
     
  8. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Post modern era, the modern era finished in the late 1970s. ;)
     
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  9. porkypara

    porkypara Active Member Full Member

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    Top 2 along with Lennox Lewis post WW2
     
  10. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    The best after Lewis.
     
  11. Ryan Myanmar

    Ryan Myanmar New Member booted Full Member

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    it's refreshing to read a Calzaghe thread for once( so far touch wood) without that mentally ill freak spamming the entire thread and replying to every single person.
     
  12. Ryan Myanmar

    Ryan Myanmar New Member booted Full Member

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    Joe Calzaghe, Ken Buchanan, Jimmy Wilde, Carl Froch, Bob Fitzsimmons, Ted Kid Lewis, and Lennox Lewis (if you class him as British, not sure if I do) are the 7 standouts when it comes to the greatest Brits ever in my opinion.
     
  13. TonyHayers

    TonyHayers Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A true great in terms of ability but such a frustrating career. Literally spent years and years fighting nobodies in fights nobody wanted to see.
     
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  14. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That is the Warden way - exactly the same with Hatton around the same period.
     
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  15. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    If you do not think Lennox was 'British', then Fitzsimmons should be nowhere near your list...
     
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