View Full Version : Nigel Benn vs Joe Calzaghe Prime 4 Prime?

03-12-2010, 07:38 AM
Who do think would of won a fight between a 1995 Nigel Benn who beat McClellan at his prime and Joe Calzaghe who beat Jeff Lacy at his prime? Would of been a great match up.

03-12-2010, 08:08 AM
your right it would have been a hell of a match up

id pick calzaghe to win a close and hard fought decision

i could really imagine them tearing into each other though

Southpaw Stinger
03-12-2010, 09:23 AM

Am I biased? Absolutely. Would I change? Absolutely not.

- v e t -
03-12-2010, 09:24 AM

(no racist)

Postman prat
03-12-2010, 11:15 AM
Listen,how many losses do I have again? Oh,that's right,None!

Listen,at the end of the day,I'm undefeated.I've never lost a fight.

Did you see what I did to Chris Eubank? Eubank also beat benn which means that benn,like Eubank wouldn't have stood a chance against me,isn't it?

benn even admitted that I would have spanked him like all the previous yanks who thought they had it.

Jim Jeffries
03-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Woulda been a good scrap, for sure. I think Calzaghe outworks him to a UD.

03-12-2010, 11:50 AM
I go for Calzaghe by points in a hard fought fight of the year type contest.

I'd argue that while Benn's best victory was against McClellan, I wouldn't say that 1995 was Benn's peak. I think he was closer to his peak circa 1992-93. Others might argue that his peak came in the late 80s as a middleweight against the likes of DeWitt and Berkeley.

03-12-2010, 01:46 PM
if Sugar Boy Malinga could dish-out a boxing lesson to Benn then Calzaghe would most proberbly win via late TKO

03-12-2010, 03:09 PM
if Sugar Boy Malinga could dish-out a boxing lesson to Benn then Calzaghe would most proberbly win via late TKO
I would go with Calzaghe by ud..

03-12-2010, 06:40 PM
Malinga outpointed the 'post McClellan' Benn.

Remember that in 1992 Benn outpointed Malinga first when Benn was closer to his prime.

03-12-2010, 11:42 PM
Calzaghe would have won !!

03-13-2010, 06:15 AM
Man this would be good. I'd go with Calzaghe by close UD but he would have to work his ass off for it.

03-13-2010, 06:50 AM
I would go with calzaghe ud but benn would of gave him a good fight!

03-13-2010, 07:40 AM
benn has gone on record himself saying that calzaghe could have beat anyone from the early 80's/late 90's era.

imo the first few rounds would hvae been a tear up but from there on in calzaghe would have schooled the tiring benn. possibly even catching him with something to KO him later on in the fight.