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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Odds and Ends Weekend: The Big Fight

This BNBer enjoys a good fight as much as the next and he is anticipating (and ordering...amongst some fellow boxing enthusiasts to keep costs down...because HBO PPV is a rip) what should be a top fight for the casual boxing fan.

Joe "The Pride of Wales" Calzaghe brings charm, talent and an impeccable title reign with him to the ring. Ring Magazine rated him a top 10 pound for pound fighter last year and is coming off a split decision victory against Bernard Hopkins where in reality, he dominated 8 of the 10 rounds. Perhaps best of all Calzaghe brings those entertaining and drunk hooligan style (in a positive way) fans, that cheer, jeer and enjoy the fight in a way this American can, at least, admire. Calzaghe is 45-0 with 32 knockouts and while he rarely fought outside the British Isles until recently, he has held a title of some kind for the last 10 years in both Super-middleweight and light-heavyweight categories.

Roy Jones Junior, three years Calzaghe's senior is recognized as one of the best boxers of all time, and considered the "Boxer of the 90s" by Ring Magazine. He's held numerous titles middle weight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight within seven different organizations. He is 52-4 with 38 knockouts. His first loss was to Montell Griffin, in an odd disqualification scenario and his other three losses in a 16 month period with knockouts from Antonio Tarver and Heavyweight Glen Johnson and then again via unanimous decision to Tarver. Since then Jones has regained his winning edge, namely with a scored victory over Felix Trinidad.

The match is scheduled for tonight on HBO PPV with the undercard starting at 9pm. While I don't see it living up to a Margarito Vs. Cotto matchup, it should be entertaining none-the-less.

In one quick other thought...Penn State Stunned by Iowa. Remember when I said they weren't that good and all those SEC and Big XII 1 loss squads were in point

1 comment:

sizematters said...

poor Jimmy got caught cheating on his bankruptcy petition. oops, he "forgot" that a 22k lien he holds would be considered an asset. is the BK trustee good and pissed off now? LMAO

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