An amazing performance and I have to admit I didn't think he'd pull it off. I gave him a shot, but thought he'd looked pretty average in his last couple of fights and wouldn't bring enough to the table. Man, was I wrong?
It was one of the most one-sided world title unification bouts I've ever seen. Calzaghe completely outclassed Lacy in every department.
Here's a now quite amusing quote from James Toney on how he thought the fight would go:
"Joe Calzaghe-Jeff Lacy is a mismatch. Lacy is going to destroy that boy. He's too strong, he's a fighter - he's proved himself.
Calzaghe never did anything. He beat Chris Eubank nine years ago, but what has he done since then? He's a joke, that's why he keeps pulling out of fights.
I wouldn't be surprised if he pulled out of this one. Everybody in the UK is over-protected, but Lacy will be OK, because he's a fighter."