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Outcome of Jones fight won't affect Calzaghe's legacy

Win or lose Saturday, Joe Calzaghe's legacy as one of the most accomplished fighters of his generation is secure, writes Brian Doogan.

Originally Published: November 5, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

If all the world's a stage, as Shakespeare suggested, describing the seven stages of a man's life in the same monologue, then Joe Calzaghe is ready for Act 5 -- as a fighter, at least.

"A soldier … seeking the bubble reputation, even in the cannon's mouth," was Shakespeare's commentary on young adulthood, when reputation and recognition are imperative, however short-lived they might be.

Then comes the justice, the stage that Calzaghe is about to enter, satisfied that his ...

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