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Calzaghe vs. Jones Jr: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) defends his The Ring light-heavyweight title against Roy Jones Jr. (Captain Hook). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

36
Oct 1, 1993
45-0
23
32 (71.1%)
183 cm
185 cm
2 cm
Southpaw
Apr 19, 2008
6m, 20d
45
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
39
May 6, 1989
52-4
26
38 (67.9%)
180 cm
188 cm
8 cm
Switcher
Jan 19, 2008
9m, 20d
3
WBAWBCIBFWBOTheRing
lHV
w1
sMD
w1
sMD
w1
sMD
w1
d1
sMD
w1
d21
sMD
w1
d3
WBAWBCIBFTheRing
HV
w1
lHV
w1
d11
lHV
e1
w2
d11
lHV
w1
d7
lHV
e1
d3
sMD
w1
d5
MD
w1
d1
light-heavyweight
Saturday, 8 Nov 2008
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
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Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr.

Date

This fight between Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jr. took place on at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

Tale of the Tape

At 183 cm, Joe Calzaghe is the taller of the two by 3 cms; Roy Jones Jr. is 180 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Jones Jr. has longer reach of 188 cm, which is 3 cms longer than Calzaghe's 185 cm. Jones Jr. also has a 6 cm ape index advantage over Calzaghe.

Calzaghe is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 45-0 (32 KOs). His last fight was 6 months and 20 days ago against Bernard Hopkins, which he won via 12 round split decision.

Bernard Hopkins' boxing career

Jones Jr. comes in with a record of 52-4 (38 KOs). His last fight was 9 months and 20 days ago against Félix Trinidad, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

Félix Trinidad's boxing career

Roy Jones Jr. is a switch-hitter, he can fight out of both the orthodox and the southpaw stances. Joe Calzaghe fights out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Calzaghe will be 36 years and 7 months old. Jones Jr. will be 39 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 68-32 in favor of Joe Calzaghe. Here is the prediction for Calzaghe vs Jones Jr.

Joe Calzaghe should win this fight. It is going to be very hard for Roy Jones Jr. to win this one.

Result

Joe Calzaghe defeated Roy Jones Jr. via 12 round UD to retain the The Ring light-heavyweight title. Jones Jr.'s 3 fight win streak comes to an end, and Calzaghe advances his win streak to 46. Calzaghe is now 46-0, and Jones Jr. 52-5.

Fight Recommendations

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  3. Roy Jones Jr. knocks out Virgil Hill in the 4th round
  4. Roy Jones Jr. knocks out Vinny Pazienza in the 6th round
  5. Roy Jones Jr. knocks out Antoine Byrd in the 1st round
  6. Roy Jones Jr. defeats James Toney via 12-round unanimous decision
  7. Roy Jones Jr. knocks out Thomas Tate in the 2nd round