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The Bad Left Hook Hype Machine: Calzaghe v. Kessler

This is a monumental fight, and a landmark, in my view, for European boxing and for the super middleweight division. Joe Calzaghe of Wales and Mikkel Kessler of Denmark unifying the WBA, WBO and WBC 168-pound titles in front of about 60,000 strong in Cardiff. There is not a more important, more necessary fight on the schedule, and I count Cotto-Mosley and Mayweather-Hatton in that statement. This one will prove, definitively, who the best is in this weight class. It's been Calzaghe for a long time. Mikkel Kessler could go one of two ways against Joe: He could be the dragon slayer, or he could just be another Jeff Lacy.

I'm going to post something leading up to this fight every day until fight night on Saturday, when we'll be here for live, round-by-round coverage and scoring of this huge event. So stick around, because I think we all expect this to be a dandy.

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