Calzaghe makes claim for Pound for Pound best!

With his dominant 12-round decision over previously unbeaten Mikkel Kessler this weekend before over 50,000 in Cardiff, Wales, Joe Calzaghe has catapulted himself amongst the highest echelon of the fight game.  Calzaghe won all but three rounds on my scorecard and one of those I had even.  Calzagehe is now the undisputed king at 168 pounds upping his record to an unbelievable 44-0 (32 KO’s).   They say he has not been beaten in over 17 years and this begs the question, what is so good about this 35-year-old southpaw Welshman? 

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A Calzaghe vs Kessler for all the marbles at 168!

So finally we get a very meaningful, very significant divisional match up as a pair of unbeaten Super Middleweights meet this Saturday before what is expected to be nearly 60, 000 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The Pride of Wales Joe Calzaghe 43-0 (32 KO’S) takes on the unbeaten ‘Viking Warrior’ Mikkel Kessler 39-0 (29 KO’S) to decide who is really best at a buck 68.  

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A very real message to and for the Real Deal:

Well it’s been a few weeks since Evander Holyfield lost his bid for yet another Heavyweight Championship when he dropped a unanimous decision to Sultan Ibragimov.   Evander was 44 years old then, he has since turned 45, but apparently getting another year older has not made him another year wiser, at least outside of the squared circle.  Evander say’s he will fight on, unbelievable, don’t you think? You know what’s so amazing about this is Holyfield is so smart inside the ring, has so much wisdom inside the ring, yet he is the opposite outside of it. 

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Smitty Boxing Movie in the works, Pac Man defeats Barrera again.

Made it back in one piece from the Appalachian Mountains in North Georgia where I was doing a bit of R&R but more importantly working on a screenplay.  Yes it does have something to do with Pugilism, but a whole lot more to do about life and its vicissitudes.  No more details now.  I made it back from the back woods, also known as Deliverance Land, (no squealing like a pig please), in time to be ringside Saturday Night at Mandalay Bay to watch Manny Pacquiao win a clear cut but entertaining decision over one of boxing’s best ever Marco Antonio Barrera.  Read more: Smitty Boxing Movie in the works, Pac Man defeats Barrera again.

Wladimir best of the big boys, Darchinyan suffers first defeat koed by a Filipino not named Pacquiao.

OK here’s the drill today, a quick review of two fights last weekend and an even quicker preview of two fights coming up this weekend.  Let’s start out with the big boys of boxing the Heavyweight Title defense by Wladimir Klitschko against Lamon Brewster.  This was of course a rematch of a fight were Brewster stopped Klitschko in the 5th round in 2004.  I predicted a reversal with Wlad ending things before round 9.  It took Klitschko only 6 rounds to get the job done in a fight that was totally one-sided.  Read more: Wladimir best of the big boys, Darchinyan suffers first defeat koed by a Filipino not named...

Holyfield still hanging in there.

Since this is a holiday weekend I will make this a brief column, or at least I’ll try, with just a few thoughts on a few heavyweight fights one from last weekend with Evander Holyfield winning a decision over Lou Saverese in a better than expected fight and this weekend’s rematch of Wladimir Klitschko and the man who stopped him the first time out Lamon Brewster.  Read more: Holyfield still hanging in there.

Preview :Ricky Hatton vs Jose Luis Castillo

Since my producer, Jon Hait, is just back after a two week whirlwind international vacation with exotic models, and since Jon not only has to do some TV work with me after this weekend’s Ricky Hatton vs Jose Luis Castillo fight, and more importantly since he has to spend hours editing these columns I do, I have decided to make this a very short column.  I will only dissect the Hatton, Castillo fight and that’s it.  Read more: Preview :Ricky Hatton vs Jose Luis Castillo

Recap Cotto breaks down Judah in 11 at the Garden.

How much did Miguel Cotto’s 11th round stoppage of Zab Judah reveal about him as future superstar in the sport?  First off, he did his job of systematically breaking down Judah as I expected him to do.  It started with his total commitment to Judah’s body from round one on.  Some of Cotto’s body work strayed a little low and that’s OK.  When you work the body as he does it is going to happen, just like a pitcher from time to time hitting a batter and fighting in hockey, low blows are part of the sport, especially from a body puncher. Read more: Recap Cotto breaks down Judah in 11 at the Garden.

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