I've been really looking forward to this fight since it was a rumored fight last year.
Calzaghe at 36 is now getting his long awaited recognition from across the pond beating guys like Jeff Lacy (who at one point was one of the top up and coming Super Middleweights), Peter Manfredo from the Contender, and then undefeated Mikkel Kessler. But his biggest test without a doubt will be Bernard Hopkins this Saturday. Bernard's slick style will be something a bit new for Calzaghe let alone fighting in Las Vegas for the 1st time.
As much as I want Bernard to win, it's still a toss up fight. Calzaghe is undefeated and can make a huge mark beating Bernard with potential fights looming against guys like Roy Jones & Kelly Pavlik. Bernard on the other is on the last stop in his career (so we think) and a win over Calzaghe can only add that last exclamation point to an already Hall of Fame career.
I have Hopkins winning a split decision, but regardless it should be a great fight.
Here's Hopkins vs Calzaghe Countdown on HBO:
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