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Which way will this fight go?

  • Calzaghe by KO

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  • Calzaghe by decision

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  • Hopkins by KO

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  • Hopkins by decision

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  • Draw

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We saw the two battle it out at the end of their respective careers, but how would this fight look in their primes?

 

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I beleive Hopkins will win more by decision than a KO, but if Hopkins moved up to SMW to fight Cal, B-Hop would be too strong (since he's a natural LHW) and too smart for Calzaghe. This would not be an easy fight by any means but I see B-Hop winning this fight.
 

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It's hard to predict this one. Because Calzaghe wasted a lot of his prime years. So it's hard to guess how good he really was in his prime.
 

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Joe Calzaghe is an overrated fighter with a blown up record. IMO literally smacking people's gloves and tapping them in the face doesn't count as punching. All that is is making a terrible show of boxing and giving the sport a bad name. What's worse is he acts like he is very talented and a great fighter after he beats an old Bernard Hopkins by a very boring and very disputed decision.

In his prime I can only imagine that Joe slapped faster. That's about it.
 

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Joe Calzaghe is an overrated fighter with a blown up record. IMO literally smacking people's gloves and tapping them in the face doesn't count as punching. All that is is making a terrible show of boxing and giving the sport a bad name. What's worse is he acts like he is very talented and a great fighter after he beats an old Bernard Hopkins by a very boring and very disputed decision.

In his prime I can only imagine that Joe slapped faster. That's about it.
:laugh::laugh::laugh::thumbsup:
 

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Joe Calzaghe is an overrated fighter with a blown up record. IMO literally smacking people's gloves and tapping them in the face doesn't count as punching. All that is is making a terrible show of boxing and giving the sport a bad name. What's worse is he acts like he is very talented and a great fighter after he beats an old Bernard Hopkins by a very boring and very disputed decision.

In his prime I can only imagine that Joe slapped faster. That's about it.
Hopkins was still P4P top 5 when he fought Calzaghe. I see that was conveniently left out :rolleyes: As for it being boring aren't most Hopkins fights boring ;)
 

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Hopkins was still P4P top 5 when he fought Calzaghe. I see that was conveniently left out :rolleyes: As for it being boring aren't most Hopkins fights boring ;)
Yeah no doubt Hopkins was still in the top 5 P4P but Hopkins is now 43 YEARS OLD LOL. He's not the same fighter compared to when he was 35 and 36. Hopkins would've beaten Cal at his prime. And I don't think B-Hop's fights are that boring, but I can see if others beleive they since majority of the boxing fans wants to see fights that are brutal that involves a KO. But I love the Hopkins fighting style and his defensive/ring saavy. The guy is a boxing genius.
 

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Yeah no doubt Hopkins was still in the top 5 P4P but Hopkins is now 43 YEARS OLD LOL. He's not the same fighter compared to when he was 35 and 36. Hopkins would've beaten Cal at his prime. And I don't think B-Hop's fights are that boring, but I can see if others beleive they since majority of the boxing fans wants to see fights that are brutal that involves a KO. But I love the Hopkins fighting style and his defensive/ring saavy. The guy is a boxing genius.
I like to see brawls with some knockdowns and a KO, but I love fights without those as well - Mosley vs. Cotto an example. Hopkins fights are boring even by boring fights standards LOL :laugh:
 

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I like to see brawls with some knockdowns and a KO, but I love fights without those as well - Mosley vs. Cotto an example. Hopkins fights are boring even by boring fights standards LOL :laugh:
Well that's your opinion, I liked majority of Hopkins' fights except the Hopkins-Wright fight. But there's not that many fighters today that has mastered the "Sweet Science" like B-Hop. His fights are almost like a chessmatch, so I can see what your talking about...but they're not that boring in the way that you're saying it LOL
 

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Well that's your opinion, I liked majority of Hopkins' fights except the Hopkins-Wright fight. But there's not that many fighters today that has mastered the "Sweet Science" like B-Hop. His fights are almost like a chessmatch, so I can see what your talking about...but they're not that boring in the way that you're saying it LOL
I agree that you can't knock his achievements in the sport, but even I like my chessmatches more exciting LOL I'm so picky :laugh:
 

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Hopkins was still P4P top 5 when he fought Calzaghe. I see that was conveniently left out :rolleyes: As for it being boring aren't most Hopkins fights boring ;)
Yes, but both of their fights are. At least Hopkins has finesse and hurts someone when he hits them. Calzaghe bitch slaps everyone into what he thinks is submission.
 

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Yes, but both of their fights are. At least Hopkins has finesse and hurts someone when he hits them. Calzaghe bitch slaps everyone into what he thinks is submission.
I mean...B-Hop did look like he wasn't ready for Cal's power :laugh:

Mike Tyson-esque! :laugh::laugh:
 

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In his prime, Calzaghe could throw before his hands got wrecked. I think it would be a very close fight, I have B-Hop SD but I think it would have been a very tight one.
 

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Yes, but both of their fights are. At least Hopkins has finesse and hurts someone when he hits them. Calzaghe bitch slaps everyone into what he thinks is submission.
I bet you have seen two of his fights tops:laugh: (probably only one)

Its hard to argue against Hopkins winning. Hopkins has the perfect to give Calzaghe fits.
 

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I bet you have seen two of his fights tops:laugh: (probably only one)

Its hard to argue against Hopkins winning. Hopkins has the perfect to give Calzaghe fits.
I've seen his earlier fights and know that at one point he did hit hard at one point, but now all he does is bitch slap in high numbers.
 
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