Originally Posted by BRITISH LlON
Eubank later fought Carl Thompson (the guy knocked out Haye) AT CRUISERWEIGHT. So Eubank knows how power changes in weight divisions. When he says Calzaghe hits hard, then he says it cause he means it. And who are you to say different really? Have you been hit by Calzaghe or Cruiserweights? No? Cause Eubank has.
Did you not read any of the posts above about Eubank taking the fight on 11 days notice and having to cut so much weight? As well as him being at the tail end of his career.
That loss was more to do with Hayes lack of conditioning & inexperience though you don't need to ask Eubank if Thompson hit hard, its a given.
Eubank always had problems with southpaws, even in his prime. He didn't get chance to prepare and likely wasn't used to the angles. Its not about power as such, the shots you don't see coming & are unprepared for are the ones that do damage. He probably (not certain) had a full camp to prepare for Thompson who was orthodox