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

Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) challenges Bernard Hopkins' (The Executioner) The Ring light-heavyweight belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

36
Oct 1, 1993
44-0
22
32 (72.7%)
183 cm
185 cm
2 cm
Southpaw
Nov 3, 2007
5m, 16d
44
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
43
Oct 11, 1988
48-4-1
26
32 (60.4%)
185 cm
191 cm
6 cm
Orthodox
Jul 21, 2007
8m, 29d
2
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w1
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w1
d1
sMD
w1
d21
sMD
w1
d3
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lHV
w1
d1
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w1
d6
MD
w1
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light-heavyweight
Saturday, 19 Apr 2008
Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
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Joe Calzaghe vs. Bernard Hopkins

Date

This fight between Joe Calzaghe and Bernard Hopkins took place on at the Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 185 cm, Bernard Hopkins is the taller of the two by 2 cms; Joe Calzaghe is 183 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 191 cm, Hopkins also has a good reach advantage of 6 cms over Calzaghe's 185 cm. On top of that, Hopkins also has a 4 cm ape index advantage over Calzaghe.

Calzaghe is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 44-0 (32 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 16 days ago against Mikkel Kessler, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Mikkel Kessler's boxing career

Hopkins comes in with a record of 48-4-1 (32 KOs). His last fight was 8 months and 29 days ago against Winky Wright, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Winky Wright's boxing career

Joe Calzaghe fights out of the southpaw stance, while Bernard Hopkins fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Calzaghe will be 36 years old. Hopkins will be 43 years and 3 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 70-30 in favor of Joe Calzaghe. Here is the prediction for Calzaghe vs Hopkins.

Joe Calzaghe should win this fight. It is going to be very hard for Bernard Hopkins to win this one.

Result

Joe Calzaghe defeated Bernard Hopkins via 12 round SD. Hopkins' 2 fight win streak comes to an end, and Calzaghe advances his win streak to 45. Calzaghe is now 45-0, and Hopkins 48-5-1.

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