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    Calzaghe Schools Lacy ( or as I now call him " bitch")

    Calzaghe Schools Lacy




    MANCHESTER, England (March 5, 2006) - Photos: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME: In the defining fight of an extraordinary career, the longest reigning world champion in boxing, undefeated WBO champion Joe Calzaghe (41-0), produced a masterful, magnificent performance while winning a lopsided, dominant 12-round decision over previously unbeaten IBF kingpin Jeff Lacy (21-1) in a highly anticipated super middleweight world title unification bout Saturday on SHOWTIME from Manchester, England.

    The jury is in. On a night dubbed "Judgment Day" by co-promoters Gary Shaw and Frank Warren, Joe Calzaghe unified the super middleweight division with a decisive 12-round unanimous decision over Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy Saturday on SHOWTIME. In his 18th title defense across eight years, Calzaghe retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) belt and added Lacy's International Boxing Federation (IBF) title to his resume. Calzaghe remains the longest reigning champion in the sport.

    The three judges scored the fight a near shut-out, 119-105 and 119-107 twice.

    The showdown from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England, went off just after 2 a.m. local time as SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING delivered this special 20th anniversary gift to fight fans LIVE in the United States at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

    Calzaghe, "The Pride of Wales" (41-0, 31 KOs), dominated from the opening bell and scored continuously with right-left combinations throughout. In the fourth round, the undefeated champion opened a cut over Lacy's left eye and caused severe swelling over the right. From the fourth round on, Lacy (21-1, 17 KOs), of St. Petersburg, Fla., bled from the mouth, nose and eye, yet showed the heart of a champion and the resilience of a bull. As the fight wore on, Lacy remained willing to trade blows with his counterpart.

    "It was total focus, dedication and determination," said the Welsh southpaw. "In fighting a great fighter like Jeff Lacy, it brought out the best in me. I was able to deliver.

    "I knew Lacy's only chance was to stand in there and go toe-to-toe. So, I knew I had to move fast, use the jab and combinations, and get in and out quickly."

    By the 10th round, a tired and desperate Lacy caught Calzaghe with a low blow that drew a warning from referee Raul Caiz Sr. Early in the 11th, Lacy was pushed down to the canvas and slipped late, showing his weariness.

    With more than 16,000 British fans fueling their champion, Calzaghe delivered punishing combinations in the final round as Lacy made his last desperate attempt to win by one-punch knockout.

    "Lacy is a true warrior and showed a lot of heart," Calzaghe continued. "He was a gentleman throughout the entire promotion and I give him credit. I really thought I had him a few times, but he hung in there like a champion."

    "Sometimes you have to lose to gain," said Lacy in his post-fight interview with SHOWTIME's Jim Gray. "This is a learning experience for me. I will have to work on my boxing style now. I did not think Calzaghe could handle my pressure, but he did. I take my hat off to him."

    Lacy's trainer Dan Birmingham added: "Calzaghe put on a clinic. He showed that he is a master of distance and timing. I have been studying his tapes for a year. I knew he had speed and that this was going to be a tough fight for us."
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    Calzaghe Dominates Lacy

    04.03.06 - By Tim Neilson: WBO middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe had an easy time befuddling and ultimately winning an easy 12 round unanimous decision over the much hyped power punching challenger Jeff Lacy at the MEN arena in Manchester, England on Saturday night. The fight was never close from the start, as Calzaghe came out giving a virtual boxing clinic, making the hard punching Lacy miss again and again, while getting tagged by Calzaghe’s piercing jabs and lightening-like right hands.

    From the start, the speed difference was amazing, as Lacy seemed to be throwing in slow motion compared to Calzaghe’s blinding speed, as he tagged Lacy again and again in the first round. In the 2nd round, Calzaghe circled, using excellent ring movement to confuse the plodding Lacy, while pumping out a steady course of jabs that snapped Lacy's head back.

    Lacy was cut under his eye in the 4th round and appeared to be looking scared for the first time in his career, as he was being stalked by the cool and calm Calzaghe, who looked like a marksman, chasing a wounded animal into the brush.

    By the ninth round, Lacy looked like he had been in a train wreck, as his face bleeding profusely from the severe punishment he had sustained from Calzaghe’s fists. Try as Lacy might to land the one big shot that could get him back into the fight, he came up empty every time, wildly missing huge shots, while Calzaghe leaned back to dodge them.

    In the 12th round, Lacy completely desperate by this point, went for the knockout, hoping to land one magic punch. However, it was Calzaghe who landed a huge bomb to Lacy’s head, sending him down to the canvas. Lacy was able to make it up, yet he was met with a storm of punches by Calazghe, who attempted to put an exclamation point on his dominating fight. Somehow, Lacy was able to make it to the end of the round and survive the 12 round beating, although I’m not sure his career will after this embarrassing shellacking by Calzaghe. The final judge’s scores were 119-105, 119-107, 119-107.
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    Was on too late for me as i had to be up at 5am for work but i have recorded it and will be watching it this afternoon with my feet up and a couple of beers, sounds like lacy was totally out boxed, cant wait.
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    I don't get showtime, just HBO, so I didn't get to see this fight. The way the commentators were talking during the Cotto/Branco fight was that Lacy just basically got his ass whipped for 12 rounds. Was it really as bad as the scorecards? Wish I could have seen it.
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    Yes it was a total arse kicking, Lacy said he was going too knock him out, but he just couldnt stay with Calzaghes work rate, this fight was so onesided i thought Lacys corner should have stopped it earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by section8
    I don't get showtime, just HBO, so I didn't get to see this fight. The way the commentators were talking during the Cotto/Branco fight was that Lacy just basically got his ass whipped for 12 rounds. Was it really as bad as the scorecards? Wish I could have seen it.
    It was so bad that I was ashamed to be a Lacy fan, and it was a worse ass kicking than when Douglas beat up Tyson .
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    I seriously thought he was going to win. I had a co-worker telling me this morning that it was one of the worst ass kickings he had seen in a while.
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    it was nice to watch the welshman unleash the fury.

    it didn't look like he landed any KO punches though.

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    He just didnt stop throwing punches from round 1 too round 12. I can see why lacy said before the fight that he was just a slapper but constant slapping ripped his face up.
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    How many other fighters never spar,it seems to work for calzaghe?
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    It was a total shutout victory for Calzaghe.. a great fight to watch .

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    After watching this fight 3x I have to say Calzaghe was holding and hitting every round.....and the ref did nothing about it.....except warn Lacy for holding and hitting, and Lacy was not doing that. I think the crappy/ paid off Ref did help Calzaghe win this fight quite a bit......but even in a fair fight Lacy would have lost.
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    They both did some holding, only difference is that Calzaghe capitalized on it when Lacy held him and actually hit Lacy, while Lacy just stood by and took shots when Calzaghe did it. Even though holding is illegal in boxing, it's not anything new and is very common. If it really was out of hand don't you think Lacy's corner would have objected at some point?

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    Forgot to add, the ref wasn't blatently favoring Calzaghe.. he took a point off him in the 10th or 11th round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentDog
    They both did some holding, only difference is that Calzaghe capitalized on it when Lacy held him and actually hit Lacy, while Lacy just stood by and took shots when Calzaghe did it. Even though holding is illegal in boxing, it's not anything new and is very common. If it really was out of hand don't you think Lacy's corner would have objected at some point?
    The first half of the Fight Calzaghne held Lacys left arm all day ( and he held and hit, and that is illegal) ...and he did it when the Ref was on the other side.....this really screwed up Lacy and he and his corner complained about it. Not till round 11 did the ref take a point and by that time Lacy was done like dinner.....Lacy never held, except at the end when he was trying not to fall down ( and he did not hold and hit...he just held on to stop the beating) . I still think Lacy would have lost and looked like shit but I am amazed that I have not read one comment on how Calzaghe held on to Lacys left arm for dear life the first 5+ rounds while hitting him over and over again while holding that arm.
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    The first half of the Fight Calzaghne held Lacys left arm all day ( and he held and hit, and that is illegal) ...and he did it when the Ref was on the other side.....this really screwed up Lacy and he and his corner complained about it. Not till round 11 did the ref take a point and by that time Lacy was done like dinner.....Lacy never held, except at the end when he was trying not to fall down ( and he did not hold and hit...he just held on to stop the beating) . I still think Lacy would have lost and looked like shit but I am amazed that I have not read one comment on how Calzaghe held on to Lacys left arm for dear life the first 5+ rounds while hitting him over and over again while holding that arm.
    Calzaghe did it against Eubank even though he put Eubank down in the first round its how he fights when the opponent can bang, Lacys camp should of study this anyway,lacy just couldnt adapt he was like Lamotta against sugar ray(Bull and the matator)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    The first half of the Fight Calzaghne held Lacys left arm all day ( and he held and hit, and that is illegal) ...and he did it when the Ref was on the other side.....this really screwed up Lacy and he and his corner complained about it. Not till round 11 did the ref take a point and by that time Lacy was done like dinner.....Lacy never held, except at the end when he was trying not to fall down ( and he did not hold and hit...he just held on to stop the beating) . I still think Lacy would have lost and looked like shit but I am amazed that I have not read one comment on how Calzaghe held on to Lacys left arm for dear life the first 5+ rounds while hitting him over and over again while holding that arm.
    I am going to have to watch the fight again. I do recall that both fighters had held, I even believe Lacy had received a warning for it. I also recall that it was unclear why the point was taken from Calzaghe in the 11th during the live broadcast.. did they later announce that it was for holding and hitting? And yes, I do agree that Calzaghe was blatently holding Lacy's left.. I remember seeing it and thinking he must have took Lacy's nickname to heart. But if you want to get techincal, all holding period is illegal in boxing, not just holding and hitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetness
    Calzaghe did it against Eubank even though he put Eubank down in the first round its how he fights when the opponent can bang, Lacys camp should of study this anyway,lacy just couldnt adapt he was like Lamotta against sugar ray(Bull and the matator)
    I agree that Lacy needs to learn how to adapt but the other fighter should not be allowed to cheat round after round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    I agree that Lacy needs to learn how to adapt but the other fighter should not be allowed to cheat round after round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topolo
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
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