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If insults were punches, Bernard Hopkins, two days before he steps into the ring against Joe Calzaghe, would be clinching in order to avoid another combination.

At a media roundtable held today at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, Enzo Calzaghe, father and trainer to the undisputed super middleweight champion from Wales, held nothing back in his assessment of the “so-called legend,” Hopkins.

Called everything, from a coward to a cheater, from “a duck’s arse” to “a bit of an a**hole,” the Hopkins name endured a verbal bruising and battering by the confident trainer.

“Joe is a proven legend,” said Calzaghe, “and he did it without all the sh** talk. Sure, early on, when Joe won his first title, he was all talk, going around saying ‘Man, I’ll do this, I’ll do that.’ But he learned to shut up and get on with it with your fists.

“Now, you don’t see Joe going around, doing all this. What Bernard Hopkins is doing, is cowardness. He’s a person who’s got no faith in himself. I look at all that and take it tongue in cheek, but he’s a bit of an a**hole.”

The pre-fight banter, says Enzo, is endurable—but what he will tolerate are two scenarios that may play out Saturday night in the ring.

“You people [the media] need to ignite ol’ Hopkins to fight,” says the trainer.

“We came here to satisfy the public’s demand. To give a good, interesting fight. You want your ‘American hero’ to run away from a fight? You tell Hopkins to fight.”

Enzo says he strongly suspects that Hopkins will not only resort to cheating Saturday night, but will stoop low to disqualifying himself if he thinks he’s losing the fight.

“That’s your legend,” says Calzaghe. “He’d rather disqualify himself than lose. Where’s the legacy in that? That’s an a**hole, not a legend.

“I hope it doesn’t happen. It’s Hopkins’ only chance, to use spoiling tactics, but that’s the mentality of a loser.”

Avoiding a “real fight,” says Calzaghe, is expected out of Hopkins.

“I guarantee you, that he’ll do that. I’d rather see this fight go down in history as a war between two battlers. But we know it—we’ve seen Hopkins do it in his last three fights. It’s head first, punch after, for Hopkins. He doesn’t want to fight. He’s a coward under pressure.

“But I still hope it will be a true, honest fight. But if it isn’t, if it’s a bum fight, don’t condemn Joe.”

Enzo says that if Referee Joe Cortez does his job, the outcome will be a guaranteed win for the Calzaghe camp.

“I don’t have to ‘think’ Joe will win,” says Enzo. “I know he will win. Whether it’s 12 rounds or one round, it’s going to be a win for Joe.”

Despite Hopkins’ unorothodox style, Enzo says there was no need to strategize or change training.

“Why should Joe change his style for Hopkins?” says Enzo. “It’s not bout changing our style for Hopkins—it’s about Hopkins changing his style for Joe. We didn’t have to plan to beat Hopkins—and that’s what puts Joe in a different class.”

How does Cazlaghe plan on winning?

“With fists,” Enzo exclaims. “We can’t kiss him to death.

“Joe has a perfect state of mind. He’s 110 percent and feels absolutely strong as an ox. This weight is Joe in his comfort zone. We have no doubts about the outcome.

“All we ask for, is a true, honest fight.”
 

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From Fightnews.

If insults were punches, Bernard Hopkins, two days before he steps into the ring against Joe Calzaghe, would be clinching in order to avoid another combination.

At a media roundtable held today at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, Enzo Calzaghe, father and trainer to the undisputed super middleweight champion from Wales, held nothing back in his assessment of the “so-called legend,” Hopkins.

Called everything, from a coward to a cheater, from “a duck’s arse” to “a bit of an a**hole,” the Hopkins name endured a verbal bruising and battering by the confident trainer.

“Joe is a proven legend,” said Calzaghe, “and he did it without all the sh** talk. Sure, early on, when Joe won his first title, he was all talk, going around saying ‘Man, I’ll do this, I’ll do that.’ But he learned to shut up and get on with it with your fists.

“Now, you don’t see Joe going around, doing all this. What Bernard Hopkins is doing, is cowardness. He’s a person who’s got no faith in himself. I look at all that and take it tongue in cheek, but he’s a bit of an a**hole.”

The pre-fight banter, says Enzo, is endurable—but what he will tolerate are two scenarios that may play out Saturday night in the ring.

“You people [the media] need to ignite ol’ Hopkins to fight,” says the trainer.

“We came here to satisfy the public’s demand. To give a good, interesting fight. You want your ‘American hero’ to run away from a fight? You tell Hopkins to fight.”

Enzo says he strongly suspects that Hopkins will not only resort to cheating Saturday night, but will stoop low to disqualifying himself if he thinks he’s losing the fight.

“That’s your legend,” says Calzaghe. “He’d rather disqualify himself than lose. Where’s the legacy in that? That’s an a**hole, not a legend.

“I hope it doesn’t happen. It’s Hopkins’ only chance, to use spoiling tactics, but that’s the mentality of a loser.”

Avoiding a “real fight,” says Calzaghe, is expected out of Hopkins.

“I guarantee you, that he’ll do that. I’d rather see this fight go down in history as a war between two battlers. But we know it—we’ve seen Hopkins do it in his last three fights. It’s head first, punch after, for Hopkins. He doesn’t want to fight. He’s a coward under pressure.

“But I still hope it will be a true, honest fight. But if it isn’t, if it’s a bum fight, don’t condemn Joe.”

Enzo says that if Referee Joe Cortez does his job, the outcome will be a guaranteed win for the Calzaghe camp.

“I don’t have to ‘think’ Joe will win,” says Enzo. “I know he will win. Whether it’s 12 rounds or one round, it’s going to be a win for Joe.”

Despite Hopkins’ unorothodox style, Enzo says there was no need to strategize or change training.

“Why should Joe change his style for Hopkins?” says Enzo. “It’s not bout changing our style for Hopkins—it’s about Hopkins changing his style for Joe. We didn’t have to plan to beat Hopkins—and that’s what puts Joe in a different class.”

How does Cazlaghe plan on winning?

“With fists,” Enzo exclaims. “We can’t kiss him to death.

“Joe has a perfect state of mind. He’s 110 percent and feels absolutely strong as an ox. This weight is Joe in his comfort zone. We have no doubts about the outcome.

“All we ask for, is a true, honest fight.”
Enzo is doing what Mayweathers gang did dishing out crap to try to influence Cortez Dang you complain about what Hopkins said, but that pales to the verbal insults Enzo dished out to Hopkins. Thats done it for me I hope Bernard Hopkins kicks Joe Calzaghes ass all the way back to Wales. I've nothing against Joe he's a great fighter, but his old man is an asshole of the highest order.

See what I mean...... Enzo says that if Referee Joe Cortez does his job, the outcome will be a guaranteed win for the Calzaghe camp. I feared the fix was in

Execute Bernard Execute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I think Enzo was just getting some things off his chest after all Nards mouthing C.J.

He makes some good points though, if Nards getting schooled its not unthinkable he'd get himself flung out the fight.
 

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I think Enzo was just getting some things off his chest after all Nards mouthing C.J.

He makes some good points though, if Nards getting schooled its not unthinkable he'd get himself flung out the fight.
Sorry dont agree Tommy He saw how mayweathers clan influenced Cortez he's trying to do the same. After seeing that I think Enzo is the asshole not Hopkins
 

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C.J., Enzo is playing mind games. What's so bad about that? Hopkins admits to doing this as well. It's noones fault that Enzo Calzaghe just happens to be the best trash talker out of everyone involved with this fight.
 

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C.J., Enzo is playing mind games. What's so bad about that? Hopkins admits to doing this as well. It's noones fault that Enzo Calzaghe just happens to be the best trash talker out of everyone involved with this fight.
very true,

enzo is just playing hopkins' game, but he doesn't want joe to get involved with the trash talking, he wants joe to concentrate on his fight and not get caught up with hopkins trash talking, as its part of hopkins' game-plan to try and throw joe off his game, all big fighters have done it.

hopkins has tried every trick in the book but he's running out of magic, its goodbye to the executioner, all joe needs to do is fight his fight and the Win is his for the taking!
 

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Enzo is the real gangster here not Hopkins :p Wish he wouldave taken care of all the trash talk not the actual fighters.
 

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^^ yeah enzo can hold his own in a verbal battle, he's a funny little drunk haha!
 

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Enzo Calzaghe is more nervous than anybody. He's already 0-2 after watching Gavin Rees and Enzo Macc get knocked the fukk out. Hopkins is going to make him 0-3.
 

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Enzo is a wanker, if he had half the class his son did he would keep his drunk mouth shut. He doesnt even give his fighters the real, he just give them false hope. With his camp dwindelling soon he'll be Lonesome Enzo.
 

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Enzo Calzaghe is more nervous than anybody. He's already 0-2 after watching Gavin Rees and Enzo Macc get knocked the fukk out. Hopkins is going to make him 0-3.
i was thinking the same, vd. i don't recall ever hearing this much trash talk come out of either of their mouths. it seems like they making up for lost time or something.
 

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thanks for the post :thumbsup:
its good to see some body call B-Hop out on his dirty ship before a fight. i hope Joe has some elbows ready for B-Hops head that would be great.
ha ha! joe might shatter his elbow on hopkin' hard ass head......BAD IDEA:laugh:
 

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That bad year turns into a great year tomorrow night. Thats the first two fights he's ever lost as a trainer.
 

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PBF...im new on here but i like your way of thinking supporting the yank fighters no matter what.When we had naz a lot of brits didnt like him because he was cockey and over the top but i loved him.A bit like your love for floyd. 2morra is a big fight but its not like hatton is fighting calzaghe is welsh not english ...i class myself english not britsh dont get wrong i hope he wins but at the end of the day i wont be gutted if he gets beat like i was when ricky got beat.Alls im saying is its good to see some one sticking up for the show man fighter....its what makes boxing great..All the english who knock khan down and want to see him fail are sad cunts hes are best prospect but people want to see him fail.All the hate is a joke.Khan will be world champ..........Yes i have a few beers
 

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PBF...im new on here but i like your way of thinking supporting the yank fighters no matter what.When we had naz a lot of brits didnt like him because he was cockey and over the top but i loved him.A bit like your love for floyd. 2morra is a big fight but its not like hatton is fighting calzaghe is welsh not english ...i class myself english not britsh dont get wrong i hope he wins but at the end of the day i wont be gutted if he gets beat like i was when ricky got beat.Alls im saying is its good to see some one sticking up for the show man fighter....its what makes boxing great..All the english who knock khan down and want to see him fail are sad cunts hes are best prospect but people want to see him fail.All the hate is a joke.Khan will be world champ..........Yes i have a few beers
I appreciate the recognition. I wish more people supported American boxing or even boxing in general! I like Khan and Calzaghe as well. I hope you stick around this board dude. You seem like a great member! My name is Shane by the way.
 
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