U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Boxing
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-19-2008, 05:35 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
14,323 posts, read 20,445,272 times
Reputation: 18436

Advertisements

Hopkins is a 3-1 underdog in this fight. Anyone think he's going to get beaten here?

Promises to be a damn good fight, with one wondering what father time has done to Hopkins' skills and whether the undefeated Calzaghe can beat him.
Any predictions or analysis? Hard for me to call this one because I don't know what Hopkins has left. I think Calzaghe is going to bring it though. Remains to be seen whether he can overcome Hopkins' strength, ring savvy, and conditioning. I believe Hopkins might be the naturally bigger man as well. I also don't know much about Calzaghe but he's smart and pretty versatile. Undefeated, but has he fought anyone like Hopkins?

The anticipation of the unknown is what makes these fights for me. Will Hopkins finally show hs age and get KOed? If he does get beaten how will it happen? Body shot? Will he get beaten up and quit? Will he show FEAR in the ring if he is outmatched? Will he get knocked down or hurt and how will he respond at his age? If he beats Calzaghe, this is the first time anyone has done it, so we'll get a chance to see how Calzaghe responds to being beaten. Is he a quitter? Can he take a punch? Will he get hurt and recover? Will he get KOed?

All intriguing questions I have coming up to this fight. This is what makes it interesting.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-19-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
12,977 posts, read 31,114,069 times
Reputation: 10491
Calzaghe is no joke. He really is one of the best in the world right now and has been for the past 10 years. Bad thing is that other than Jeff Lacy and Mikkel Kessler, he hasnt faced anyone who is even remotely as good as Hopkins. It should be a good fight but I expect Hopkins to win by tko.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
3,531 posts, read 2,277,160 times
Reputation: 1354
Calzaghe for me..Hopkins legs lasting out has to be a worry without anything else.
Early alarm call for me bout 3.30 am, but will be worth it . Don`t think it will be over too quick though. Calzaghe on points...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: California
1,268 posts, read 944,574 times
Reputation: 76
He doesn't stand a chance. De La Hoya can whoop this guy Calzaghe.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
12,977 posts, read 31,114,069 times
Reputation: 10491
If Calzaghe wins he will go down in history as the best European fighter other than Lennox Lewis. I like what Manny Steward said about Max Schmeling telling the Klitshkos that if you want to be taken seriously in the boxing world you must go to America and be successful. This is Calzaghe's first fight on American soil and its not an easy task taking on the Executioner.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
3,531 posts, read 2,277,160 times
Reputation: 1354
Good job I set the alarm for 3 and not 3.30 eh ?? , I`d have missed Tom Jones!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
3,531 posts, read 2,277,160 times
Reputation: 1354
Certainly not pretty and the way Hopkins only wanted to hold on I was fearful Calzaghe would come out of the ring pregnant!!! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssss!!!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
3,531 posts, read 2,277,160 times
Reputation: 1354
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exedous View Post
He doesn't stand a chance. De La Hoya can whoop this guy Calzaghe.
You were saying???
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
14,323 posts, read 20,445,272 times
Reputation: 18436
Default Good fight for Calzaghe.

I was of course rooting for Hopkins, but I have to give it to Calzaghe. He knew that Hopkins could not maintain the pace, and he kept the pressure on. I thought he clearly one, with Hopkins looking for a breather at times.

I thought the first low blow was borderline, but I give Hopkins the benefit of the doubt because the punch was down there and I wasn't in the ring. The second one though I couldn't see and Cortez was right for not calling it one. It was just Hopkins looking for a breather. I thought he was going to quit. Hopkins' age showed a bit tonight.

Good fight for Calzaghe!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
3,531 posts, read 2,277,160 times
Reputation: 1354
In all seriousness I had Calzaghe the winner but I think the one judge scoring it 116--111 was a little overcooked. I`ve seen Calzaghe perform better, but then again Hopkins was maybe a little more classy than most Joe has fought, so fair play to Hopkins on that,,
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Boxing
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top