|11-09-2008, 11:55 AM||#11|
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|11-09-2008, 12:01 PM||#12|
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If you've followed Calslappy's career for any length of time you'd see that he's really shown everything. He has the skill to outbox, the pop to out power and the workrate to outwork and in every fight he's done the thing that left him in the best position. He's looked **** against opponents that other guys would dominate but he's dominated against opponents that other guys would struggle with.
I've seen him get up of the floor to win several times, I've seen him break his hand and win with the jab, and much as he's a ****o who showboats a bit too much he certainly has the ability. It's pretty ludicrous to suggest that he hasn't/
|11-09-2008, 01:20 PM||#13|
I prefer a boxer to sit on his punches and throw them with violent intentions. Calzaghe's pitter patter at the very least neutralizes his opponent ability to punch and makes them uncomfortable, which was very apparent in the last four fights of Joe's I watched live. I have to say I'm sold after this fight and seeing what B-Hop did to Pavlik. Next weeks taylor/lacy fight is going to be a very interesting matchup.
|11-09-2008, 01:30 PM||#14|
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I was pumped when Roy dropped him in that first round, but as usual Calzaghe stayed strong and made adjustments. His straight left is the only punch of his that seems to hurt his opponents and his combinations are mostly for just scoring points. With that said though he is quick and has really good reflexes as he was slipping a lot of Roy's punches. He's a smart fighter no doubt about that and at anytime seems to make quick adjustments and combine that with his awkwardness, durability and great stamina he's really tough to beat.
|11-09-2008, 01:34 PM||#15|
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|11-09-2008, 01:35 PM||#16|
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|11-09-2008, 01:38 PM||#17|
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I'm sorry but I will never consider him a great.
A very good fighter who eked out every ounce of talent he could have. Hall of Fame for longevity and going unbeaten for so long, yes.
But I don't like his style, her personality, his skillset and I don't think he could hang with prime Hopkins or RJJ. I mean, they both put him on his ass before gassing after 6 rounds. That, to me anyway, gives an indication what would have happened if they'd have met years ago.
Beating a shot RJJ doesn't raise him in my eyes. I'm just more sad for RJJ than anything else, really. A guy who he would probably knocked out in his prime was taking the piss, and there was nothing he could do about it.
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