here's a post to the "great" calzaghe.
i'll never forget the night you won the "prestigious" wbo title against a faded eubank.
then defended it against the great branko sobot, one of the greatest super middles ever.
how you defended your title against the best challengers; ferrerya, reid, thornberry, and starie.
i'll always remember how defeated the "deserving" challenger mario veit in one round.
who can ever forget the times you defeated jimenez, tocker pudwill, mitchell (only after he just lost) and the great mger mkrtchian!!
i'll never forget when you defended your title against kabary salem (who had just lost to veit who you beat in one round) and then defeated the great veit again!
then you eventually met a fighter who was just like you, jeff lacy. a fighter who held a title but had beaten absolutely no one. you owned lacy that night. you might has well defeated ray robinson that night. you would have got the same reaction from the "educated" brit fans.
then you really stepped up your game with wins over the contender guys, especially manfredo. you always fought the best.
then maybe your crowning achievement happened when you beat kessler. kessler is such an incredible fighter with wins over so many great fighters like.......hold on i'll think of some in a second.
then your win over hopkins was awesome, unless you had to watch it. next you might be fighting jones and will be favored to win. if you win the fight, who cares that the only two hall of fame fighters you beat were old enough to be in the hall of fame, (bhop-43, rj-2 months short of 40) you are still the best. the brits fans say so.
yes joe, you are right when you say pavlik would have no chance against you. your great record speaks for itself. (i mean who has pavlik beat, taylor? who has taylor beat, hopkins? oh wait, that's your best win, never mind.)
when your career is over i'll think of you in the same breath as hagler, monzon and robinson (and how all of them would have beat the sh!t out of you)
congrats on your great career and for all the great fights! the brits have to be so proud.