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Calzaghe v Hopkins build-up in pics

Bernard Hopkins

American Bernard Hopkins weighs in at 173lbs at Friday's official weigh-in ahead of Sunday's fight

Joe Calzaghe

And Joe Calzaghe is also 173lbs - two pounds below the limit - as he prepares for his debut at light-heavyweight

Bernard Hopkins

At the time-honoured post-weigh-in scuffle, Hopkins tells Calzaghe: "I'm going to bust out your heart."

Bernard Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe

And for the first time this week, Calzaghe hits back with some own insults of his own before being pulled away

Calzaghe fan Aaron West is one of 4000 fans from Wales who attended the weigh-in

Calzaghe fan Aaron West is one of 4000 fans from Wales who attended the weigh-in

Sylvester Stallone

Rocky star Sylvester Stallone is a star guest at the weigh-in - and takes the opportunity to show off his muscles

Calzaghe compares his 73-inch reach with a radio interviewer

Thursday is radio day and Calzaghe compares his 73-inch reach with an interviewer

A plane flies over the Thomas and Mack Center

Despite the hype, the fight is being held off the Las Vegas Strip at the Thomas and Mack Center

Joe Calzaghe

Calzaghe has been world champion for a decade but this is the first time the Welshman has fought in the USA

Joe Calzaghe

Undisputed super-middleweight champion Calzaghe is undefeated in 44 fights but faces Hopkins at the light-heavyweight limit

Joe Calzaghe

Newbridge southpaw Calzaghe, 36, has vowed to "retire and never show my face in public again" if he loses to the 43-year-old Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins

'The Executioner', beaten four times in 53 bouts, is one of only seven men - including Calzaghe - to have held world titles for 10 years

Joe Calzaghe

Calzaghe has longed for a super-fight against former middleweight king Hopkins, widely regarded as the world's best at the 175lb limit

Bernard Hopkins

Pound-for-pound great Hopkins has stirred up controversy with his claim he "would never let a white boy beat me"

Joe Calzaghe training

Joe Calzaghe is in relaxed mood as he shadow boxes during his open workout at the Planet Hollywood Hotel on Tuesday

Bernard Hopkins

Hopkins takes part in a separate workout in front of the public and looked trim and focused

Bernard Hopkins and Enzo Calzaghe

Wednesday sees Hopkins sharing a joke with Enzo Calazaghe but he later aims a vicious verbal volley at his opponent's dad and trainer

Joe Calzaghe and family

A relaxed-looking Calzaghe family attend the world premiere of Al Pacino's new film '88 minutes'

see also
Calzaghe relishing Hopkins test
26 Mar 08 |  Boxing
Vegas to show Calzaghe pedigree
12 Apr 08 |  Boxing
Calzaghe suffers big-fight blow
08 Apr 08 |  Boxing
Hopkins issues chilling warning
19 Feb 08 |  Boxing
Round one to Calzaghe
07 Feb 08 |  Boxing


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