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Calzaghe vs. Lacy: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

In a unification world title fight, Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) and Jeff Lacy (Left Hook) put their super-middleweight belts on the line. Calzaghe brings the WBO belt. Lacy brings the IBF belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

33
Oct 1, 1993
40-0
18
31 (77.5%)
183 cm
185 cm
2 cm
Southpaw
Sep 10, 2005
5m, 22d
40
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
28
Feb 2, 2001
21-0
5
17 (81%)
179 cm
188 cm
9 cm
Orthodox
Nov 5, 2005
3m, 27d
21
WBO
sMD
w1
d17
IBF
sMD
w1
d4
super-middleweight
Saturday, 4 Mar 2006
MEN Arena, Manchester, England
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Joe Calzaghe vs. Jeff Lacy

Date

This fight between Joe Calzaghe and Jeff Lacy took place on at the MEN Arena, Manchester, England.

Tale of the Tape

At 183 cm, Joe Calzaghe is the taller of the two by 4 cms; Jeff Lacy is 179 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Lacy has longer reach of 188 cm, which is 3 cms longer than Calzaghe's 185 cm. Lacy also has a 7 cm ape index advantage over Calzaghe.

Calzaghe is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 40-0 (31 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 22 days ago against Evans Ashira, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Lacy also comes in with an undefeated record of 21-0 (17 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 27 days ago against Scott Pemberton, which he won via 2nd round KO.

Joe Calzaghe fights out of the southpaw stance, while Jeff Lacy fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Calzaghe will be 33 years and 11 months old. Lacy will be 28 years and 9 months old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 52-48 in favor of Joe Calzaghe. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Calzaghe vs Lacy.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Joe Calzaghe may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Lacy stops Calzaghe early.

Result

Joe Calzaghe defeated Jeff Lacy via 12 round UD. Lacy's undefeated record of 21 wins comes to an end, and Calzaghe advances his win streak to 41. Calzaghe is now 41-0, and Lacy 21-1.

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