Originally Posted by dan_cov
If a 45yr old B-Hop can slow his workrate right down and barely get hit with a punch then I'm sure Ward can too. Lets not forget his gift over Reid either.
Roy lol, prime Roy puts Calslappy in intensive care.
Calzaghe threw 700+ punches to B-Hop's 468, Calzaghe also landed at a higher rate. JC even had time to simulate buggery on the executioner amongst the festivities, so no, I personally don't think he was particularly slowed down (Cortez allowing 'Hop to hang on and fake low-blows was the only thing that slowed him down).
Regarding Ward, much depends on the reffing. Forced to fight on the outside, I think Calzaghe is the superior pure boxer. If Ward has license to maul on the inside, then he probably takes it over 12.