I can't help thinking that Joe Calzaghe would have been terribly disappointed with last night's Light Heavyweight title fights. I was of the opinion beforehand that an impressive win for Tarver would put him in the frame for a showdown with JC. Although Tarver won easily, he looked old to me against an awful Clinton Woods. It simply would not make sense for Joe to fight Tarver now.
Likewise for Chad Dawson, an impressive win and perhaps he would have been on JC's radar. But a rematch with Johnson is what will probably transpire. Neither Tarver nor Dawson would trouble Calzaghe. Tarver just doesn't have the gas, and neither fight would now gain him credibility in the U.S.
So, realistically, should Calzaghe beat Hopkins, who's left? Jones Jr no doubt will be mooted, but what would be gained from fighting another O.A.P? For me, the only fight out there for Joe is Pavlik. If he doesn't look to fight Pavlik, retiring is a better option (of course he'll get a nice payday for Jones Jr should that transpire).
Anyone agree, or am I talking nonsense? Opinions appreciated, cheers!