Originally posted by no1marauder
Not the great fight I was hoping for; a lot of holding by Hopkins and Calzaghe landed quite a few low blows and doesn't seem to have a knockout punch. The judge who scored it for Hopkins was nuts and/or incompetent; Calzaghe was an effective aggressor and landed many more punches to far more than offset the Hopkins 1st round knockdown.
Agreed, another fight that couldn't live up to the hype.
Spot on about the judge that scored it for Hopkins, I can only assume he got confused about where he was meant to put the scores and got them the wrong way round.
I don't think winning will greatly further Calzaghe's reputation, after all he was fighting a man in his forties and let's be honest, passed his prime. You could perhaps say the same about him going on to fight Roy Jones Jnr.
Still, a win's a win and for me Calzaghe is deservedly been hailed as the best ever British boxer. Well done Joe.