The Mayweather Hatton fight despite the result being somewhat predictable was a great boost to boxing but what is about to happen in Las Vegas in April in my opinion will set it back again.
A big fight is being hyped and sold on the back of Mayweather/Hatton between Welshman Joe Calzaghe, and Bernard Hopkins of America for some kind of undisputed middle weight title which the wee green men from Mars will recognise, this is because the wee Martians know nothing about boxing.
Calzaghe has been telling everyone for years that he is a great fighter and is now saying that he wants to prove himself in America so no-one can dispute his greatness.
'It aint so Joe' the fact that you are now at the age of 35 yrs. going to fight in America exposes the cruel truth, you were never good enough for the states and this a farce which hopes to make some of the kind of money that Floyd and Ricky generated, a bad night for boxing looms.
Bernard Hopkins needs no introduction to people like me who are boxing fans he came into that category of fighters who were talked about as the best 'pound for pound' in the world, I say 'came' because now at the age of 43 yrs. he is being targeted by Calzaghe who now thinks that he can win.
Anyone who stopped Oscar Del Ahoya (without firearms) inside the distance even now at 43 yrs old still deserves respect but will Joe get that ? a Hopkins win though unlikely, would destroy his reputation and a victory would still see old cynics like me mumbling that ' 5 yrs. ago Joe couldn't have beaten him if he'd been allowed to hit him with the corner stool'