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Confident Calzaghe not intimidated by Hopkins' antics

Trash-talking, insult-slewing, back-and-forth jawing: That's not Joe Calzaghe's style. The fighter from Wales prefers to let his fists to do the talking.

Originally Published: April 15, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

The last time a British boxer jumped 7 pounds to encounter an American in Las Vegas, the disparity in class was blatant.

But Bernard Hopkins is no Floyd Mayweather, and Ricky Hatton is no Joe Calzaghe.

The Battle of the Planet between Hopkins and Calzaghe, the latest in a long line of Anglo-American hostilities in the boxing ring, will feature a 43-year-old veteran, slightly diminished but formidable still, against a 36-year-old southpaw, whose unbeaten record stretching back ...

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