On This Day In Boxing.
Joe Calzaghe climbs off the canvas to outpoint Bernard Hopkins on this day, 19th April, in 2008.
Prior to the bout Calzaghe had unified the WBO, WBA and WBC super middleweight titles, becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion and decided to campaign at light heavyweight. Hopkins was 'The Ring' light heavyweight champion at the time. The two fighters came face to face during the build up to the Mayweather vs Hatton super fight. Whilst residing insults Hopkins declared "You're not even in my league! I would never let a white boy beat me. I would never lose to a white boy. I couldn't go back to the projects if I let a white boy beat me.".
In the first round of the bout Hopkins dropped Calzaghe with a straight right that opened up a cut on the Welshman nose. The fight became a scrappy affair with Hopkins attempting to negative Calzaghes faster hands and combinations by smothering him and clinching. In the later rounds Hopkins complained of low blows to referee Joe Cortez, as Calzaghe enjoyed more success landing some combinations.
At the end of the 12 rounds Calzaghe was awarded the split decision victory. According to CompuBox, Calzaghe landed more punches on Hopkins than any of his previous opponents. Calzaghe landed 232 punches, almost double the number of punches landed by Hopkins (127).
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