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With Calzaghe leaving the division im wondering where things are going now. Whos going to fight who.

Im hearing romours Froch will fight Inkin.

Who will Kessler fight. Who will Mundine fight. Who will Bute fight.

All are interesting questions and i am interested to hear your thoughts.
 

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the division has been weak for years now. But I don't think Calzaghe is leaving the division for good. Think he will fight B-Hop @ 175 and then come back down and continue on his path of fighting no namers. If Calzaghe really does leave for good. The division has nothing and Kessler will run the division until that changes or Kessler moves up. Don't think Froch, Bute, Mindine or Inkin have what it takes to make this a compeitive division. It is already boring enough to me, but taking Calzaghe out makes it all the more worse.
 

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You really have a problem with Calzaghe don't you... The division is not particularly weak either. And piss off with the no-namers - don't be such a **** as he has fought several good fighters recently!

Without Joe, I see Kessler dominating the division, as he is one of the strongest in the class, providing he rebounds well from the loss to Joe.
 

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Joe will go to 175 and remain there for the last year - 18 months of his career. I too believe Kessler is the man there, Bute will put up a fight imo and be tough opposition. Allen Greene may make a push and Taylor, Pavlik, Mianda, Abraham maybe they wont all stay at 160 for years to come.
 

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You really have a problem with Calzaghe don't you... The division is not particularly weak either. And piss off with the no-namers - don't be such a **** as he has fought several good fighters recently!

Without Joe, I see Kessler dominating the division, as he is one of the strongest in the class, providing he rebounds well from the loss to Joe.
Kessler & Lacy don't make good names. Yeah, Kessler is a tough guy and defiantly Calzaghe's toughest opponent to date but come on now. Now if you weren't on Joe's jock you would understand what I'm pointing out. Spending your entire career in a division that is weak? do you expect me to call him that best in the world or something? if you expect that find someone else cause if he stays at 175 he won't have it on easy streak anymore...I mean fighting guys that are over the hill seems like a good strategy but I don't think it will last very long.
 

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Kessler and Lacy are both top fighters in my opinion.

You could look at plenty of other fighters and ridicule their opponents too!

I'll agree i'm a big Calzaghe fan, but i'm not going talk bullshit about him!

Kessler would be a better opponent for Hopkins, and there is a rumour of Taylor looking to fight Joe - I think Kessler would be a more than tough enough opponent for them if he decided to move up, never mind staying in Super Middle
 

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i agree that the 168lbs division is not that strong. i think allan greene could make a move pretty soon. it should also be interesting to see how miranda looks at this weight. after re-watching the pavlik/miranda fight i think he was definately weight drained, and pavlik did what he had to do.
 

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Kessler is the man at 168 now Calzaghe is gone, if he vacates the title's then Mundane will be elevated to full WBA champ, and Kessler will probably get a chance to get his old WBC belt back.
 

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mck_776 said:
Kessler and Lacy are both top fighters in my opinion.

You could look at plenty of other fighters and ridicule their opponents too!

I'll agree i'm a big Calzaghe fan, but i'm not going talk bullshit about him!

Kessler would be a better opponent for Hopkins, and there is a rumour of Taylor looking to fight Joe - I think Kessler would be a more than tough enough opponent for them if he decided to move up, never mind staying in Super Middle
everyone is trying to fight Joe, he just doesn't want to fight them.
 

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BigDigga said:
things are definately looking up for the division. if taylor manages to rebound against pavlik he'll add some luster to the division as well.
you think Taylor will move up to 168 after his rematch with Pavlik?
 

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yup. it's an non-title affair.
well I know Taylor had it with a rematch clause...I thought thats why the titles weren't on the line. But if its a catch 166 then I think he will move up to 168 which would make the division a lot more interesting IMO. Think a Taylor-Calazghe fight would be a good one.
 

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i got calzaghe beating taylor, but not as easily as some would believe.
well it depends on if Calazghe beats Hopkins IMO. If Joe loses I don't know if he is gonna want to fight Taylor as his next fight...Taylor wouldn't let Calazghe get comfortable again. If Calazghe beats B-Hop and fights Taylor instead of Roy Jones Jr. It's going be tough to call. Taylor is one of my favorite fighters but after his loss to Pavlik, I don't know if he is going to be the same. Which we will see in February in the rematch. If Taylor proves to be back, then I think he can take Calazghe. If he losses again in the same form, maybe he lost what he used to have and will lose to Calazghe. For me picking one rely on there next fights.
 

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everyone is trying to fight Joe, he just doesn't want to fight them.
:laugh: :laugh: :thumbsdown:
 

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I think Calzaghe would favour well against Taylor, i don't think Taylor likes fighters pressuring him constantly and always looks for an easy way to win fights (Spinks & Ouma). Calzaghe is a non-stop fighter, and comes forward for 12 rounds throwing punches. I think it would be a good fight, with Calzaghe getting a late TKO at 168lbs.
 

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Taylor has practically no change with Joe!

Especially at the next weight class up!

Joe ain't scared of anyone! He hasn't 'ducked' anyone, and plenty of guys who are looking to fight him would be a waste of his time!

Kessler is easily the next guy at Super-Middle, and he'd have Taylor down early...
 
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