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Joe Calzaghe's career
Bernard Hopkins (left) and Joe Calzaghe

In his first fight on American soil on 19 April 2008, "Stay at home Joe", as some members of the press had taken to calling him, was sent to the canvas by a big right hand in round one.

But Calzaghe, as he had done in the past, quickly gathered himself and worked his way back into the fight.

The 43-year-old Hopkins tired badly down the stretch and Calzaghe's superior work-rate won him a split decision, although many believe he lost the fight.



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