This blows me away too considering the fact that I don’t even like boxing very much. But by the fourth round of this bout I was on my feet shouting at the TV. I came into the bout cheering for Kessler, since he looked like a tiny Ivan Drago from Rocky 4. Calzaghe was a cocky piece of shit, and I wanted him to go down. But round by round he used his brawler style to pick apart Kessler, and by the end of the fight I had a ton of respect for both fighters.
Calzaghe is everything boxing needs … he’s entertaining, shows personality in the ring, and is really talented. If boxing had a dozen guys like this and wasn’t so splintered, maybe they could get their sport back up where it belongs.
As it stands, while I’m still not sold on boxing as a whole, I’m sold on Calzaghe. Apparently the next stop for him is a fight with either the winner of Pavilik/Taylor 2 or Bernard Hopkins. It’s unknown how long it’ll take for that shit to come together, so I guess I may not see Calzaghe fight for 6 months or something. Boo-urns.