Winner of this one takes on Calzaghe apparently, a fighter Ive never rated since hes just been a hyped up creation of Frank Warren. Since he beat a well past it Chris Eubank hes irritated me. Claims he is the man but he's only left the UK once if i remember right to fight a nobody on the Tyson/Nielsen undercard. The lad he fought was well out of his depth and could of got seriously hurt. Yet Joe still hyped himself up (because apart from Frank "Ill hype them up til they leave me" Warren) nobody else really has?
Think you're being a bit harsh on Calzaghe there mate, I think he's been a fantastic fighter only no one is willing to put any of their belts on the line to face him.
I've always been a fan of Welsh boxers, Colin Jones, Robbie Regan, Steve Robinson and more recently Enzo Macarinelli, but Calzaghe is by far the best there's been.
Yes Eubank was drawing towards the end of his career when he met Joey, but he still had the power and the durability and it is to Joe's credit that Eubank declared afterwards that he had never been hit harder in his career!
Calzaghe is a naturally strong puncher, his training involves very little "weights work", he has a natural ability to punch hard and he has quite a strong jaw too.
Joe has spent his entire career going after unification fights and has chased down all the big names in the hope of a "career making fight" only to b e turned down time and time again. Personally I blame Frank Warren for not being able to nail down a deal with Roy Jones Junior or Bernard Hopkins for a fight that Calzaghe deserves. He's done all he can to get that shot and I'm convinced that if he does get his opportunity, he'll take it with both hands and retire straight away. He simply wants the opportunity to write his name into the history books as the undisputed champion of the world.
Like him or not you've got to admit he deserves a shot and considering that he's been willing to step up a weight division to realize his dreams speaks volumes about his desire in my books!
Oh JOEY JOEY! JOEY JOEY JOEY CALZAGHE!