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"Jeff Lacy was a bum"
Or was he?
Lacy was a good young fighter, powerful, athletic, and unbeaten when he faced Calzaghe.
He hadn't faced great opposition, but he had handled several decent fighters with astonishing ease, so impressed was Boxingscene.com that it had 95% of it's staff predict Lacy to knock Calzaghe out, the general line was "Calzaghe is a good fighter, but Lacy is on another level, he's the real deal"
Respected boxingscene posters like "runwithknives" said Lacy was future P4P material, the total package, and would sleepwalk to victory over Calzaghe, many agreed.
Lacy most likely underestimated Calzaghe, and quickly found himself in a lot deeper than he expected, suffering a schooling. However you have to give him credit for hanging tough, but on that night he had no answers.
Lacy had to go back to the start, and in his next fight with Vitali Tsypko, he suffered a disasterous torn rotator cuff, (the same injury that caused Vitali Klitschko to quit against Chris Byrd, to prevent lasting damage)
Lacy bravely (and quite possibly stupidly) fought through the pain for another 8 rounds, he never looked the same again.
What do you make of Lacy?