Friday, January 6, 2012

The Amazing Joe Calzaghe

The amazing Welshman came back from the brink of defeat to hammer out a comprehensive points win against the four-weight world champion in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Jones had bragged:
“I told you Roy Jones Jr. is back...I’ll take the winner of either the re-match between Kelly Pavlik and Jermain Taylor or Joe Calzaghe vs. Bernard Hopkins. I’m even willing to go down to 156 pounds to face Oscar De La Hoya in May. Line them up and I’ll knock them down.”

“I’m pretty much Mr. Unstoppable.”
But then reality struck :
Round after round Joe pumped ten years of media blackout into the face and body of Mr. Unstoppable. Over the final rounds the fight became a bloody farce. A right hand ripped open a nasty cut over Jones’ left eye which nearly stopped the fight. When it was over Joe Calzaghe stood with his hands raised in victory for the 46th consecutive time of his career.

For his part Jones was gracious in defeat paying Calzaghe the highest of compliments calling him the best pound for pound fighter in the world.
Llongyfarchiadau! Y Ddraig Goch ddyry gychwyn!

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