Joe Calzaghe: An insane person

What kind of legend has four losses and a draw on his record?

That is a quote from Joe Calzaghe about Bernard Hopkins. I haven't the first clue where to begin.

Muhammad Ali lost five fights.
Floyd Patterson lost eight and had a draw.
Ezzard Charles lost 25 times and drew once.
Archie Moore lost 23 times. Drew eleven times.
Sugar Ray Robinson lost 19 times and drew six others.
Sugar Ray Leonard lost three times and drew once.

And the list, of course, goes on and on and on. It is country miles longer than the list of undefeated legends.

All this while Brian Doogan talks about what a great, "let my fists do the talking" kind of chap Joe Cool is. If this is just a marketing ploy to sell the fight, it's a bad one. "My opponent actually is not a legend." Hey, I'm in!

If Calzaghe actually thinks this (which he probably does not), then it's a pinpoint case on the long list of things wrong with boxing.

Here's a question: What kind of a legend, five years into a title reign, chooses to fight a man who is 39-4, with his last four wins coming over opponents with a combined record of 33-199-9?

Also, if you haven't heard anything about it, Marco Antonio Barrera thinks he wants to fight again, and would like to take another crack at Pacquiao. Marco, just stay retired. Enjoy your family and your wealth and your status as a great that walked away before it got unfortunate. Now, as for Marquez-Barrera II, another fight he mentioned...

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