Im starting to think ive had Calzaghe all wrong over the last few years. The talk of opponents ducking him, the unwillingness to fight outside the UK, i think he has only once in Denmark on the Tyson v Nielsen undercard against Tocker Pudwell. Thats the only time I can remember like. I thought he was a protected fighter kept away from anyone who could do him damage. A couple of my mates think hes the dogs bollocks tho, and they've argued the toss with me about it for years.
I can believe that Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones jr and countless others wouldnt want to fight him now after his performance last night. Id well believe they ducked him. On that form id have Calzaghe beating anyone from 160lbs to 175lbs. He totally proved me wrong last night and after talking to my mates and me Da today, im pleased he did. When I think of Calzaghe fights, I think about the bore fest against Starie, the poor showing against Robin Reid, but last night you couldnt fault him. Even though I wanted Lacy to win last night ( I had a tenner on him with my two Calzaghe supporting mates
) im pleased now that Britain has two legitimate undisputed champs in Hatton and Joe.
I just hope now he goes over to America, takes a couple of big fights for big money and wins them. Talk of Joe C vs Roy Jones? A few years ago that would of been a hell of a fight, but im not so sure about now. Jones is apparently finished, so id like to see Joe take on Tarver and someone else, dont know who like. Maybe Clinton Woods? Id pay to see that.