Why is/was Joe Calzaghe hated on

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  1. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why get beat bad by Chad Dawson, when he could retire with an undefeated record, and dive into his pile of Coke
     
  2. Liquorice

    Liquorice Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You mad bro?
     
  3. Wasteman

    Wasteman Certified Wasteman Full Member

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    Namely because the majority of good names on his record were no longer prime versions of themselves when he beat them. Still, he was a genuine talent and is IMO one of the most underrated champions of recent times.
     
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  4. gdm

    gdm Boxing Addict Full Member

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    All that aside he’s your favorite fighter ,right?
     
  5. gdm

    gdm Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He’s a bit of can crusher , he was also semi featherfisted and anyway who wants to watch a boxer slap another boxer??
     
  6. C.J.

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

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    Calzaghe did NOT beat Hopkins
     
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  7. Goran_

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    Yes, Calzaghe did. Ugly, but Hopkins basically got worked Josh Warrington style! Only judge who gave it Bhop was Adelaide Byrd! Hopkins had success at smothering & stalling Calzaghe at the new weight sure, that's because he's a cheating ****er at times! He started well but ultimately couldn't live with the pace & work rate. It wasn't overly controversial at all, because as the fight went along Bhop was looking for ways out.. Headbutting, holding, feigning injury from supposed low blows, punching on the back of the head - to spoil the fight. He even faked a low blow! Someone who's winning a fight doesn't do them things! Why do u think he did? It's because he couldn't beat JC fairly so adopted prison rules...

    It wasn't Joes best night IMO but he won 7/8 rounds of that stinker! His jab & work rate being the two most effective weapons for him that night..

    Accept it & move on.
     
  8. pincai

    pincai The Indonesian Thin Man Full Member

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    The best supermiddle of all time after SuperRoy.
    I think the love outnumbered the hate.
     
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  9. madballster

    madballster Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Cause he was slapping and "won" many questionable British stoppages against unknown opposition in his early days.
     
  10. escudo

    escudo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Only because he was working with glass hands. He did punch. Just mainly with the door knocking knuckles.
     
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  11. alfonso

    alfonso Active Member Full Member

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    Really liked Joe. I think the Manfredo fight lost him a lot of good will. Wasn’t his fault the fight was stopped like that. But shouldn’t have fought him in hindsight
     
  12. wellsini

    wellsini Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Roy is only 3 years older than Joe....
     
  13. Dannymita

    Dannymita New Member Full Member

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    Great fighter who sadly could have done alot more but didn't .. One thing he tends to get flack for is some of his opponents . He gets slated for pudwell .. But from my recollection pudwell stepped on last minute for someone . Possibly Antwun echols . But I could be wrong

    The Hopkins fight .. Old Hopkins ... Still light heavy lineal number one champ .. Joe wasn't exactly young here either.. No problem with this fight at all.

    Jones fight was definitely 10 years too late though
     
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  14. funkykoval

    funkykoval Active Member Full Member

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    cause he was ****ing bum and brit. fighting tomato cans or past prime guys like Jones or Eubank
     
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  15. DoubleJab666

    DoubleJab666 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A large chunk of his career was harmed by bad promoting combined with a few fighters wanting nothing to do with sharing a ring with him. Possibly he could have pushed harder for the big fights. The so-called slapping was a crude solution to fighting with hands which would otherwise inevitably break.
     

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