Whoa, whoa, whoa, the version of Hopkins that Jones beat was far from peak Hopkins. At the time, Hopkins was still an inexperienced pro, who while had roughly the same amount of pro fights that Jones did, lacked the extensive amateur pedigree that Jones brought. Jones never did want a piece of Hopkins afterward, when Hopkins began his reign at middleweight.
You also forget that Hopkins pulled out of a fight with Calzaghe shortly after the Trinidad fight, making unrealistic financial demands.
If you think about it, all three of these guys reigned unchallenged in their divisions, cleaning them out simultaneously, but multiple reasons never made the fights happen. It just so happens that Calzaghe never got the luxury of any big names, or rather, big American names to fight, nor was he ever as brash as Hopkins or flamboyant as Jones to draw anyone's attention. It's a shame too, and he's not exactly the first champion to have unfortunately been ignored by boxing fans outside of his own country while dominating a division. He's comparable to guys like Ricardo Lopez, Khaosai Galaxy, and Kostzya Tszyu, guys that could have, and should have, become greater than they already were had the competition and names been around.
__________________ Israel Vazquez....Super Bantamweight Champ....Super Heavyweight Heart
This man is my hero.