He and I are training in the same camp with Freddie Roach. We've been sparring and helping eachother out, so my opinion comes from first hand knowledge. I'll be giving Bernard some work in Pasadena as well next week since I'm a natural south-paw, but O'neil has already sparred with him and looked and they both looked NICE!You got some inside info HH?
Cmon bud, tell us. :thumbsup:
Sounds like there both in very good shape!He and I are training in the same camp with Freddie Roach. We've been sparring and helping eachother out, so my opinion comes from first hand knowledge. I'll be giving Bernard some work in Pasadena as well next week since I'm a natural south-paw, but O'neil has already sparred with him and looked and they both looked NICE!
If Calzaghe boxes and keeps Bernard on the outside of his jab, then I say it goes the distance and Calzaghe wins. But Bernard is smart, and he know how to pull his opponents into his game, which in this case should be to fight on the inside, throw quality combinations and not waste shots, and tie Calzaghe up. Thats a lot to have to accomplish, especially being an underdog coming in. Bernard's going to have to rough him up to win.Sounds like there both in very good shape!
Whats your prediction for Calzaghe vs Bernard? I personaly see Calzaghe winning by a good margain maybe something like 117-111. I see it being even through 6 then Calzaghe taking everything from there much like he did versus Kessler.
You're right about him being too big and too strong. But don't doubt his gas tank as well. He's been doing 10-12 rounds straight with 30 seconds rest, so trust me when I tell you that he's ready. We've been working on re-educating his jab as well so look for that. I'm very strong, much stronger than his opponent, if he can bang with me and the others he's been boxing with, Bell has it in the bag.For anyone that doesn't have ESPN Classic this fight is gonna be on espn360.com too. I'm picking Bell too big, too strong, and even if he doesnt have real good stamina I think he can do enough damage in the middle rounds to slow Adamek down and bring the fight to his pace late so if he doesn't score a knockout he'll be able to pull off the decision a good fight regardless.
I agree, however, Bell has the experience when it comes to the spotlight. And we don't spar like nice guys at Freddy's gym. We lace up the 16oz and we BANG! Sometimes its better than being at an actual show. But again, I understand what you're saying. No head gear and fighting with 10oz gloves makes a big difference for some.The thing is that in sparring your more relax and in a official fight with cameras and scoring and repercussions you tend to not be as relaxed and even though Bell always looks like one of the more relaxed fighters I still have to see it when it's in the spotlight. But I do think he will pull it out though.