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Calzaghe-Jones and an era in judgment

Several subplots fuel interest in Joe Calzaghe's Sept. 20 showdown with Roy Jones. The most compelling? How the outcome of the fight could affect the debate over who has ruled the ring for the past 15 years.

Originally Published: July 14, 2008
By Eric Raskin | ESPN.com

When future civilizations look back upon boxing in the 1990s and 2000s, it's a near certainty that this will be recalled as the Oscar De La Hoya Era. "The Golden Boy" has been the defining fighter of his generation.

But with five losses accumulated and little (if any) time spent atop the pound-for-pound lists, De La Hoya has not been the best fighter of his generation.

The question of who has been the premier pugilist of the past 15 years is very much up for debate. There are probably ...

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