Originally Posted by WESS
I dont recall Lacy being a favorite vs Joe... I still to this day do not even understand who he's even beaten.
I get that Joe wanted an American to go to his country and look good against but I remember thinking WTF when that fight was made. Exactly like I did when Joe signed to fight Peter Manfredo.
I can see the view of Froch being the underdog while Cazlaghe and Kessler was a pretty even match going into the fight. Both wins are good and I couldn't make my mind up on which once was a better win...
He was an underdog according to the betting line. And browsing through most "experts" predictions the consensus was that Lacy was much too powerful.
I suppose it was due to being undefeated, looking somewhat impressive doing so, a great amateur career and the build of a superhero.
Robin Reid was a decent win for Lacy. The division was just not all that for a long time. Even Kessler had not beaten a whole lot of superb opponents when fighting Calzaghe.
Having prime Calzaghe and Kessler in the super-6 would have been really interesting.