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Joe Calzaghe's career
Joe Calzaghe (left) and Jeff Lacy

The fight with Lacy kicked off at 2am for the benefit of the American audience, but viewers across the Pond ended up watching a horror show.

Calzaghe gave one of the finest ever displays by a British fighter, demonstrating supreme hand and foot speed and humiliating Lacy over 12 sublime, yet excruciating, rounds.

The true extent of Calzaghe's talent had finally been revealed to the world - it was time to start cementing his legacy.

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