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WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe says he wants his 21st title defense to be against top targets Mikkel Kessler or Jermain Taylor. The 35-year-old Calzaghe made a milestone 20th title defense against Peter Manfredo last month and has ruled in the 168lb division since 1997. The unbeaten Welshman doesn't plan to retire any time soon. "I have proudly held the WBO title for nearly 10 years since my great win over Chris Eubank way back in 1997. I've made 20 defenses and I would love my 21st to be either against Kessler or Taylor," said Calzaghe. "Tiger Woods and Roger Federer have dominated their sports for the last few years but boxing is the hardest sport out there and to remain at the top for the last 10 years as a WBO world champion is an achievement I am very proud of. I'm in fantastic shape and I'm beating the younger lads in our gym when we are in training. I'm 35 but I feel like I'm 21 and I've still got a few good years ahead of me and I don't see why I can't carry on into my forties like Hopkins has done."
 

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hey pretty boy, yeah i read this on another boxing site, i dont seem him fighting taylor soon because, taylor is fight spinks and then will have a mandatory against miranda or pavlik, so i sure hope its kessler. I actually like both, And ive seen calzage at his best and ive seen kessler fight twice. I dont seen this fight anything like the lacy fight because i actually think kessler hits harder and punches alot straighter than lacy. My money is on kessler even though i think i like calzage better.
 

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hey pretty boy, yeah i read this on another boxing site, i dont seem him fighting taylor soon because, taylor is fight spinks and then will have a mandatory against miranda or pavlik, so i sure hope its kessler. I actually like both, And ive seen calzage at his best and ive seen kessler fight twice. I dont seen this fight anything like the lacy fight because i actually think kessler hits harder and punches alot straighter than lacy. My money is on kessler even though i think i like calzage better.
in the uk we get a lot of euro fights and ive seen kessler at least 10-15 times and he's looked ordinary against scrubs. im a fan of joe but imho he's on a diffrent level from mikkel.
 

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tysonjones said:
hey pretty boy, yeah i read this on another boxing site, i dont seem him fighting taylor soon because, taylor is fight spinks and then will have a mandatory against miranda or pavlik, .

Thats why its safe to call him out once a week. Calzaghe knows the fight cant happen til at earliest next year.

Talk is cheap he can call out who ever he wants it means no more than me calling out Taylor.

Seems Kessler has no opponent set for the rest of the year :dunno:
 

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as i said guys he's looked ordinary against scrubs.
 

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yeah, but i mean calzage hasnt looked great either, they are both top quality fighters and will make for a great fight seeing how neither cares about defense too much. I have a feeling we havent seen the best of either guy yet. At least us americans who havent seen much of them. I for one have seen most of both men fight and i was really impressed with calzage up to the lacy fight, and im not starting to be more and more impressed with the progression of kessler. It'll be good.
 

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yeah, but i mean calzage hasnt looked great either, they are both top quality fighters and will make for a great fight seeing how neither cares about defense too much. I have a feeling we havent seen the best of either guy yet. At least us americans who havent seen much of them. I for one have seen most of both men fight and i was really impressed with calzage up to the lacy fight, and im not starting to be more and more impressed with the progression of kessler. It'll be good.
Good point. For as good as Calzaghe looked against Lacy he looked pretty bad against Bika.

I have seen about 20 Kessler fights & think he has progressed well.
 

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well damn, i appreciate the good gesture. Its about time some one nice shows up. How's it going eric, you ever get that fight list updated.
 

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tysonjones said:
well damn, i appreciate the good gesture. Its about time some one nice shows up. How's it going eric, you ever get that fight list updated.

Yeah but not to much added. I do it at a snails pace :(

I am just about done with most my VHS & am starting to sort my stuff on DVD.
 

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calzaghe can take kessler alright. but taylor? no chance in hell.
Taylor is the most over rated fighter that is out there right now. Calzaghe would kill Taylor. Taylor won't even take the fight. He would rather fight someone smaller than him.
 

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Taylor is the most over rated fighter that is out there right now. Calzaghe would kill Taylor. Taylor won't even take the fight. He would rather fight someone smaller than him.

Wouldnt Calzaghe be fighting someone smaller if he fought Taylor:dunno:
 

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hahah good point eric, its not up to taylor who he fights and its not up to calzage who he fights. its up to their promoter. From what i have heard, taylor wants the fight more than calzage does. I dont think taylor is that overrated at all. He has earned his titles and his status. You cant say he is overrated without saying winky and bhop are overrated because he stood their toe to toe with both guys and for the most part got the best of them. I think calzage vs kessler or calzage vs taylor will all be close and very great fights. All 3 like to throw alot of punches and all hit fairly hard, with the edge going to kessler and the weakest goign to calzage.
 

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Wouldnt Calzaghe be fighting someone smaller if he fought Taylor:dunno:
Taylor is a big MW. He is just as big as Joe. The guys he is fighting are having to bulk up quite a bit, Taylor would not to go up 1 weight class.
 

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yes, taylor is a big middleweight but his body has alot more room for muscle and to fill out. He may not want to move up in weight but he is working on cleaning out the whole middleweight division, I see him moving up to lightheavyweight by the end of his career. I would love to see him fight, dawson, tarver and some of those guys now. Im just as anxious as you guys for taylor to fight another big opponent but it takes time to get those fights.
 

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hahah good point eric, its not up to taylor who he fights and its not up to calzage who he fights. its up to their promoter. From what i have heard, taylor wants the fight more than calzage does. I dont think taylor is that overrated at all. He has earned his titles and his status. You cant say he is overrated without saying winky and bhop are overrated because he stood their toe to toe with both guys and for the most part got the best of them. I think calzage vs kessler or calzage vs taylor will all be close and very great fights. All 3 like to throw alot of punches and all hit fairly hard, with the edge going to kessler and the weakest goign to calzage.
Taylor got the better of Winky and bhop. LOL Winky is a smaller guy and should have got the nod on that fight. And he was lucky to get the decisions with BHop too. And fighters do decide who they fight unless they are a bum. A promoter can not just make a fight without a fighter and his trainers ok.
 

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yes, taylor is a big middleweight but his body has alot more room for muscle and to fill out. He may not want to move up in weight but he is working on cleaning out the whole middleweight division, I see him moving up to lightheavyweight by the end of his career. I would love to see him fight, dawson, tarver and some of those guys now. Im just as anxious as you guys for taylor to fight another big opponent but it takes time to get those fights.

He working on cleaning out the mw division by fighting JR mws? That makes a lot of sence.
 

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i said working, as in in the progress, it took roy jones 5 years to clean out the lightheavyweight division and even though he fought nobodies, no one stepped up to the plate, the same thing with taylor. I despize you calling a real pro fightera bum , becasue in reality, he would make you look like a girl in the ring.
 

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all you guys must hate up and coming athletes, taylor has twice as much athletic ability than any middleweight out there.
 

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i said working, as in in the progress, it took roy jones 5 years to clean out the lightheavyweight division and even though he fought nobodies, no one stepped up to the plate, the same thing with taylor. I despize you calling a real pro fightera bum , becasue in reality, he would make you look like a girl in the ring.
So in your first sentence you say roy fought "nobodies" then in the second sentence you despise me for calling them bums?????? Sounds like we're calling them the same thing just different words? And seeing as I have not been in the ring for many years I'm sure they would, but I bet those nobodies would do the same to you.
 
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