HOPKINS vs. CALZAGHE

April 19, 2008 // 9:45 p.m. ET/6:45 PT (HBO)

Battle of the Planet // Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

CALZAGHE TO VICTORY

Bernard Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe
Though Bernard Hopkins may not agree, Joe Calzaghe is still undefeated -- and already talking about who he wants to get in the ring with next. Rafael
• The showdown: Rafael's notebook | Preview | What to look for | Breakdown
• Calzaghe: Talking with his fists | Key fights | Insider: Rafael: A light-heavy title fight
• Hopkins: A master of head games | Not to be underestimated | Key fights
• SportsNation chat wraps Insider: Calzaghe | Hopkins | Rafael | Bert Sugar
GRAHAM HOUSTON

GRAHAM HOUSTON

I'll take Joe Calzaghe by close, perhaps split, decision
KIERAN MULVANEY

KIERAN MULVANEY

I never bet against Bernard Hopkins. The guy's too savvy, too smart, too good. But I think his style matches badly with Calzaghe's. Calzaghe outhustles him to win a decision. Calzaghe UD12.

DAN RAFAEL

I've never underestimated Bernard Hopkins. Ever. But that doesn't mean I'm picking him. I like Calzaghe with his activity, speed and chin to win a competitive decision.