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by swerb » Sat May 31, 2008 7:12 pm
FightDr wrote:Very true.Here's the problem I see though:Who else would Calzaghe fight other than Kelly? What if he was to lose? That fight would lose it's luster if for some reason Calzaghe was beaten by whoever.Either way, Pavlik should be able to pick his opponent.
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by swerb » Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:27 am
On the undercard fight, J.M. Lopez was extremely impressive. He beat the shit out of Leon. Any idea on when we might see him again on another HBO show?
by Rusty » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:51 am
Swerb wrote:Just keeps getting better with every fight. The two things that stood out to me tonight were his preparation, and his defense, which was excellent when Lockett was still throwing punches.Kelly just puts so much pressure on opposing fighters. Hands are like sledgehammers. He constantly throwing, both hands, and from so many different angles. And he hits so god damn hard. Lockett's face ... my god. He absolutely destroyed it. In like 7 minutes of action.No way in hell Calzaghe is going to fight this kid. Calzaghe will use the specter of a Pavlik fight to pressure Roy Jones financially into fighting him. Ultimately, Calzaghe will take that fight because he will win, not get hurt at all, and cash almost as large as he would against Pavlik.Pavlik will fight Abraham if he beats Miranda again. If not, another mandatory challenger.Bottom line, Joe Calzaghe needs to fight Kelly if he wants to be considered one of the all time greats. What does he care more about? That, or finishing his career unbeaten?
by swerb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:52 am
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by swerb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 am
FightDr wrote:This is the frustrating part of boxing, HUGE fights not happening when they should.MMA to a certain extent has helped boxing make those fights happen sooner but it still is a pain as a fan.DeLaHoya is still where the money is, why wouldn't these guys want to fight him? Sergio Mora called him out Saturday night for crying out loud.
by Guest » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:34 am
by swerb » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:31 am
FightDr wrote:You have 2 of the top 3 pound for pound fighters probably, in Pavlik and Calzaghe, and they aren't going to fight????????????Just when you thought boxing was making it's way back.Those other guys are decent options for Kelly but Calzaghe has said many times that he's only going to fight a few more fights.
by onlyindreams » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:45 am
by swerb » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:49 am
onlyindreams wrote:I'm not much of a boxing fan but what struck me about this fight was how much bigger Pavlik was. Was Lockett stepping up a class or two? What is the weight range for their division? Pavlik was towering over him.
by Rusty » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:30 am
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by Rusty » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:27 am
What are you talking about with Kellerman calling out Pavlik? Max talked about how good he was and cleaning out the division like Hagler and Hearns did back in the day. Did you read that some other way?
by BernieBrown » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:45 am
Rusty wrote:What are you talking about with Kellerman calling out Pavlik? Max talked about how good he was and cleaning out the division like Hagler and Hearns did back in the day. Did you read that some other way?Kellerman CLEARLY called out Pavlik. How many more "Gary Locketts" are in your future? Hagler cleaned out the MW division over tough, quality fighters, like Hamsho..., blah blah blah."Well that's not good enough!" in response to Pavlik's reluctance to call anyone out.Repeatedly bringing up Joe Calzaghe and Arthur Abraham, two guys that apparently have zero interest in fighting him right now.I like Max, but he lost a little credibility there.
by peeker643 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:52 pm
And the dismissal of Pavlik would suggest that a deal for Calzaghe to fight American legend Roy Jones is close to being sealed. "Talks are ongoing about me facing Roy Jones, a genuine legend of boxing and a previous four-weight world champion," said Calzaghe. "That is a fight that I think can be made".
by Rusty » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:05 pm
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by Rusty » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:25 am
FightDr wrote:Rusty, You summed up my thoughts for me, thank you.If Max wasn't bad mouthing Kelly in any way, why would he lose credibilty? By wanting to see Pavlik NOT fight the Gary Locketts of the world?He wants to see great fights, the best fight the best, that's pretty damn good in my book.Max is great.
by BernieBrown » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:06 am
Rusty wrote:Where in the hell did I ever say that Max said anything derogatory about Pavik? I said that he was calling him out and challenging him to take fights with a bunch of guys that are afraid of him. I'm sure Kelly would have no problem taking on Abraham, Sturm, Kessler, or Calzaghe, but he can't put a gun to their heads and force them to fight him.Please set down the crack pipe and stop twisting my words around.
by Guest » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:00 am
by Rusty » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:32 am
FightDr wrote:When Kellerman said that Kelly doesn't understand the position he's in, I think he meant on top of the boxing world.
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