Roy Jones vs. Joe Calzaghe: Two legends on their last legs
By Vikram Birring, DoghouseBoxing (Nov 4, 2008) DoghouseBoxing  
Three years ago, Roy Jones Jr. was an afterthought in the boxing world. 2005 was an embarrassing year for the best boxer of his generation: back to back vicious knockout defeats. Joe Calzaghe was equally unknown, a virtuoso talent who was wasting his prime away fighting nobodies in his backyard.

November 2008. Jones has rebuilt his career, re-discovering his boxing acumen as his athletic ability declines, fighting pugs, young hopefuls, and a fellow icon. Calzaghe finally stepped up and beat up Jeff Lacy, shattered the dreams of Mikkel Kessler, and shocked Bernard Hopkins. Now they meet in a match that should have been made a decade ago.

In his prime, Jones was nearly unbeatable. But he is a 39 year old man on his last legs. Calzaghe is no spring chicken either, nearly the same age as Jones. The real question is does Jones have enough left to beat Calzaghe, a fascinating question and another shot at Calzaghe, who has never really been given the credit he so badly craves. This is his chance to finish with a perfect record and go out on his terms, and a shot at redemption for Roy Jones.

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