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Calzaghe-Kessler Hype Machine: Hype from around the world

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Just a roundup of articles and previews and picks that have been made. To me, it's a pick 'em fight.

Dan Rafael of ESPN has repeatedly said he's picking Kessler.

An ic Wales article is another nice look at Welsh hero Calzaghe, and has him name-dropping Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins, and Antonio Tarver as future opponents.

Bert Sugar stops by on to analyze the fight. Notable: "(Kessler is) very predictable using his jab to set up his right hand almost in a Lawrence Welk a-one-and-a-two manner."

Mikkel Kessler thinks his youth and conditioning will give him the edge -- good to see he's alive!

CompuBox Analysis at Boxing Scene

BBC Sport looks at Calzaghe's wins over Mark Delany, Chris Eubank, Omar Sheika, Charles Brewer, Byron Mitchell and Jeff Lacy.

Kessler-centered article at Telegraph

Kessler article at Times Online: "People in America say `why no bad guy?' You don't have to be a bad guy. I respect him, he respects me and we are going to put on this great fight. On November 3, we're going to hate each other."

There will be a Joe Calzaghe chat at ESPN this morning.

We'll have more, including a final big preview either tonight or tomorrow, and then we'll be here live on Saturday night with scoring and analysis of the Calzaghe-Kessler bout as it happens. Be sure to join us and throw your two cents in as one of the biggest fights of the year plays out.

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