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Encyclopedia > Joe Calzaghe
Joseph William Calzaghe
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Real name Joseph William Calzaghe
Nickname(s) The Pride of Wales
The Italian Dragon
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Reach 190 cm (74.8 in)
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British[1]
Birth date 23 March 1972 (1972-03-23) (age 36)
Birth place Hammersmith, England
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 44
Wins by KO 32
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

Joe Calzaghe MBE (born 23 March 1972 in Hammersmith, London) is a Welsh boxer currently living in Newbridge, Newport, and is pound for pound one of the top 10 boxers in the world.[2] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... A weight division in professional boxing, first established in the 1980s but made popular in the 1990s by British superstars Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn who took over from Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard as long-reigning WBO and WBC world Super-Middleweight champions respectively. ... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hammersmith is an urban centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London, England, approximately 5 miles (8km) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Southpaw is a boxing term that designates the normal stance for a left-handed boxer. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hammersmith is a town in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... This table lists the pound-for-pound rankings of The Ring magazine (the self-proclaimed Bible of Boxing), which some boxing experts and fans regard as an authoritative source for ranking the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. ...


He is sometimes referred to as the "Italian Dragon" in reference to his mixed heritage (the dragon being both a Welsh emblem and a Sardinian myth), or the "Pride of Wales." He is the current WBO, WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine world super middleweight champion and the former IBF super middleweight world champion. Y Ddraig Goch on the Flag of Wales Y Ddraig Goch (IPA: ) (Welsh for the red dragon) appears on the national Flag of Wales (the flag itself is also called Y Ddraig Goch), and is the most famous dragon in Britain. ... For the place in the United States, see Sardinia, Ohio. ... The World Boxing Organization (WBO) is one of the sanctioning organizations currently recognizing world boxing champions. ... WBC logo mark The World Boxing Council was initially created by 11 countries: the United States, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Mexico, Philippines, Panama, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil plus Puerto Rico, met in Mexico City on February 14, 1963, upon invitation of the then President of Mexico, Adolfo López... World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... Front cover of the first issue of Ring Magazine Ring Magazine is a boxing magazine that was first published in 1922. ... A weight division in professional boxing, first established in the 1980s but made popular in the 1990s by British superstars Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn who took over from Thomas Hearns and Sugar Ray Leonard as long-reigning WBO and WBC world Super-Middleweight champions respectively. ... IBF redirects here. ...


Calzaghe is the longest reigning title holder in any weight class in boxing, recently passing the ten year mark as the WBO super middleweight champion. He is part of the Team Calzaghe boxing gym. Team Calzaghe is a boxing team that consists of Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Maccarinelli, Gavin Rees, Bradey Pryce, Nathan Cleverly, Gary Lockett, Kerry Hope and Harry Miles. ...


In 2007, Calzaghe became BBC Sports Personality of the Year on December 9, beating Ricky Hatton and Lewis Hamilton by gaining 28.19% of the public vote.[3] This made Calzaghe the first Welsh winner of this award since show jumper David Broome in 1960. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is given to one sportsman or sportswoman, usually British, every year. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Hatton MBE (born October 6, 1978, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England), is an English boxer. ... Lewis Carl Hamilton (born January 7, 1985 in Stevenage, Hertfordshire) is a British Formula One (F1) racing driver, currently racing for the McLaren team. ... Show jumping is a form of competition in which horses are jumped over a course of fences, low walls, and other obstacles (e. ... David McPherson Broome (born March 1, 1940) is a retired Welsh show jumping champion. ...

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Biography

Calzaghe was born in Hammersmith, London to Sardinian Enzo Calzaghe and his Welsh wife Jackie.[4] Hammersmith is a town in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London. ... For the place in the United States, see Sardinia, Ohio. ...


Amateur

Calzaghe started boxing aged nine, with the southpaw having 120+ fights and won four schoolboy ABA titles, followed by three consecutive senior British ABA titles (British Championships) from 1991 to 1993. This made him only the second boxer in history to win at welter, light middleweight and middleweight divisions. He also beat future WBO and IBF heavyweight world champion Chris Byrd as a middleweight in 1992.[5] Southpaw is a term used to describe left-handed people, particuarly within sports and in the United States. ... Chris Cornelius Byrd (born August 15, 1970) in Flint, Michigan where he attended Flint Northwestern High School is a 6 ft. ...


Professional career

In September 1993 Calzaghe was signed up to the Terry Lawless and Mickey Duff stable and made his professional debut at Cardiff Arms Park on the Lewis-Bruno bill the following month. By June 1995, Calzaghe had won nine out of nine fights, seven in the first round and two in the second. At the end of 1995 Calzaghe was voted Young Boxer of the Year by the Professional Boxing Association and the Boxing Writers' Club, with Barry McGuigan's top tipping Calzaghe for 1996: "He punches ferociously, moves superbly and has the best of the European technique and US aggression." Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis CBE (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is a retired professional boxer who represented Canada in the Olympics and fought under the British flag as a professional. ... Franklin Roy Bruno (born November 16, 1961) is a British former boxer whose career highlight was winning the WBC Heavyweight championship in 1995. ... Finbar Patrick Barry McGuigan MBE (born February 28, 1961 in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland), nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a former professional boxer who became a world Featherweight champion. ...


By October 1995, he had won the British title, stopping Steve Wilson in the eighth round. Calzaghe's critics said that he had not really been tested, while Calzaghe said in reply that he could only beat whoever was out there and prepared to fight him.


Calzaghe had a minor set-back in early 1996 when he was beaten by Glasgow based professional Garry Kyle within 6 rounds of a closed doors exhibition in Newbridge, Newport. This was not shown on Calzaghes record as it was an exhibition.


In November 1996, Calzaghe moved to Frank Warren's stable. Warren, who had managed Nigel Benn for his first twenty fights, declared: "Joe Calzaghe is a far better prospect, in fact he is my fighter for the new millennium." Warren spent the summer of 1997 chasing a fight for Calzaghe with either WBC champion Robin Reid or WBO title holder Steve Collins. The fight with Collins was arranged, but at a late stage Collins withdrew because of injury, was stripped of his title, and then retired. Frank Warren (born in Islington, London on 28 February, 1952) is an English boxing manager and promoter. ... Nigel Benn (born January 22, 1964) is an English former boxer who held world titles at both Middleweight and Super Middleweight. ... Robin Reid (born February 19, 1971 in Sefton, England) is a former British boxer also known as the Grim Reaper, who won the Light Middleweight Bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Great Britain. ... Steve Collins, nicknamed The Celtic Warrior, is a former world boxing Champion. ...


WBO Super Middleweight title holder

A fight against the recently deposed title holder and British boxing legend Chris Eubank was set up for the vacant WBO title for 11 October 1997, in Sheffield. Calzaghe shocked the world by emerging victorious over the two time WBO champion, knocking down Eubank in the first round then claiming a unanimous points win. Eubank said of Calzaghe in a 2006 interview that: "Joe is the proper article, a true warrior." Chris Eubank (born Christopher Livingstone Eubanks on August 8, 1966) is a boxer and British celebrity who held the WBO Middleweight and Super Middleweight titles. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


Calzaghe conceded that Eubank, even in his comeback, gave him the toughest fight of his life.


In 1998 he defended his title against Branco Sobot (winning by technical knockout in 3 rounds) and then Juan Carlos Gimenez (TKO in 10 rounds), a former opponent of both Nigel Benn and Eubank. Abbreviation: TKO A victory in boxing, with immediate termination of the match, awarded by the referee when it appears that one fighter is too badly injured or unable to continue. ...


In 1999, Calzaghe started out by fighting his domestic rival, slick counterpuncher Robin Reid. Calzaghe was bitter that Reid refused to face him whilst holding the WBC championship in a unification bout, and vowed to beat him. After twelve rounds, the judges scored the fight for Calzaghe via a split decision. Reid was never given the opportunity of a rematch. Calzaghe damaged his hand early on in the fight and according to Calzaghe, he suffered a dose of food poisoning. Calzaghe finished the year with another points win against Rick Thornberry.


2000 started with another decisive points decision against David Starie. This was followed by wins against the highly rated Omar Sheika (a five round stoppage), and former WBC champion and close friend Richie Woodhall. David Starie, born 11 June 1974 in Bury St. ... Omar Sheika (born February 20, 1977 in Paterson, NJ) is a American boxer. ... Richie Woodhall (born April 17, 1968) is a former English super-middleweight boxer. ...


2001 started with a first round stoppage win over unbeaten Mario Veit, followed by an equally decisive win against Will Mcintyre on the Tyson undercard in Copenhagen. Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former two-time American world heavyweight boxing champion and is the youngest man to have won a world heavyweight title. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ...


2002 started with points wins against both the highly rated former IBF champion Charles Brewer and Miguel Jimenez in Cardiff, followed by a TKO of Tocker Pudwill, who took the fight at very short notice, in Newcastle in December. Charles Brewer (born October 15, 1969 in Philadelphia, PA), was a professional boxer in the Super Middleweight (168lb) division. ...


Calzaghe's only fight of 2003 was in June against the tough competition of Byron Mitchell at the Cardiff International Arena. Calzaghe won by TKO in the second. Calzaghe suffered his first career knockdown in this fight being down himself in the second round. Byron Tarone Mitchell (born October 31, 1973 in Orlando, Florida) was an American boxer in the super middleweight division. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ...


2004 started out with a defence against Mger Mkrtchian in Cardiff where he won with a seventh round knockout, followed by a points win over Karbary Salem in Edinburgh in October, during which Calzaghe was knocked down in the fourth round by a right hand. However, he dominated the fight and knocked Salem down in the 12th round, winning comfortably on all three scorecards, 116-109,117-109,118-107. For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ...


Veit got a rematch against Calzaghe in Braunschweig, Germany, in July 2005. Calzaghe beat Veit by technical knockout in the sixth round. On 10 September 2005, Calzaghe fought the Kenyan boxer Evans Ashira and won by a unanimous decision despite breaking his left hand in the third round. Calzaghe fought on one-handed winning 120-108, 120-108, 120-107. Coordinates: Time zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) Administration Country: Germany State: Lower Saxony District: Urban district City subdivisions: 20 Boroughs Lord Mayor: Gert Hoffmann (CDU) Governing parties: CDU / FDP Basic Statistics Area: 192. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


IBF Super Middleweight Champion

His scheduled bout with IBF world champion Jeff Lacy for 5 November 2005 was initially canceled due to the break sustained to the metacarpal in his left hand. Warren successfully rescheduled it for 5 March 2006, and the match was won by unanimous points decision over Lacy who was a heavy pre-fight favourite with the bookmakers,[6] and pundits alike. Calzaghe dominated throughout the fight, with the British fight fans chanting "Over-rated" at the American during the last three rounds. Calzaghe gained the IBF title, and won every round despite a point being deducted in the 11th for an illegal "behind the body" punch. He also won recognition from The Ring magazine. Jeffrey Scott Lacy (born May 12, 1977 in St. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 14 October 2006, Sakio Bika challenged Calzaghe. Two points were deducted from Bika for head butts, one of which led to a severe cut over Calzaghe's left eye which would cause him problems for the duration of the bout. Calzaghe won the fight on decision, to retain his undefeated run. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sakio Bika (born April 18, 1979 in Douala, Cameroon), is a professional boxer in the Super Middleweight (168lb) division. ...


Relinquishing IBF world championship

On November 27, 2006, it was announced that Calzaghe had signed a contract to defend his WBO super middleweight title against former star of The Contender Peter Manfredo Jr. on April 7, 2007, at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales to be shown on HBO. Because HBO didn't want to cover any fight with mandatory IBF challenger Robert Stieglitz, and with the opportunity if he won against Manfredo to fight Taylor in the summer, Calzaghe chose to fight Manfredo and as a result had to relinquish the IBF super middleweight championship. Both Calzaghe and Warren claimed that "Stieglitz doesn't mean anything outside of Germany." Stieglitz went on to fight Alejandro Berrio for the vacant IBF title, losing in 3 rounds. Berrio in turn lost the title to Lucian Bute in his first defense. is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of this term, see Contender. ... Peter Manfredo Jr. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Alejandro Berrio Hernández (born August 7, 1976 in Cartagena, Bolívar) is a Colombian professional boxer. ... Lucian Bute (born February 28, 1980 in Galaţi, Romania) is a Romanian boxer now living and fighting out of Montreal, Canada best known to win the IBF championship at super middleweight in 2007. ...


Fighting "Contender" Peter Manfredo Jr.

On April 7, 2007, Calzaghe met Peter Manfredo Jr. in front of 35,000 fans in Cardiff, Wales. Calzaghe was victorious on a third round stoppage, unleashing a flurry of punches on Manfredo, who threw nothing in return, thus drawing a stoppage from the referee. Manfredo and some commentators called the stoppage premature because Manfredo did not appear hurt. HBO's ringside announcers declared that the stoppage was "way too quick." Trainer Emmanuel Steward did contend that Calzaghe was on his way to victory, but the stoppage taints the performance by no fault of his own. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Undisputed Title

In May 2007, Frank Warren released details to BBC 5 Live and on his website that Calzaghe had accepted Mogens Palle's offer of $5 million to fight Mikkel Kessler in Copenhagen, Denmark. The bout took place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on November 4.[7]The fight was a unification bout for the WBO/WBA/WBC/Ring Magazine super middleweight titles. BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Mikkel Kessler (born March 1, 1979) is a Danish professional boxer. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Calzaghe won by unanimous decision becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion of the world and surpassed the 20 defenses made by Bernard Hopkins and Larry Holmes at middleweight and heavyweight respectively.[8][9][10] Only Joe Louis with 25 defenses of the undisputed heavyweight title and Dariusz Michalczewski with 23 defenses of the WBO light heavyweight title have more defenses of a title. // Bernard Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, growing up in the Raymond Rosen housing projects and later in Germantown, where he became involved in crime and gang activity at a young age. ... For the politician and activist, see Larry Holmes (Marxist). ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ... Dariusz Michalczewski pseudonym: Tiger (born May 5, 1968 in Gdańsk, Poland) is one of the most successful, if somewhat controversial boxing champion of recent years. ...


The Future For Joe Calzaghe

Main article: Bernard Hopkins-Joe Calzaghe boxing match

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Professional boxing record

44 Wins (32 knockouts, 12 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws[11]
Res. Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win Mikkel Kessler Decision (unanimous) 12 2007-11-03 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Super Middleweight championship
bout for Calzaghe's WBO SuperMiddleweight
title
and Kessler's WBA and WBC titles.
Win Peter Manfredo TKO 3 (12), 1:30 2007-04-07 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Sakio Bika Decision (unanimous) 12 2006-10-14 Flag of England Manchester, England Retained IBF and WBO Super
Middleweight titles. Vacated the IBF
title after this fight.
Win Jeff Lacy Decision (unanimous) 12 2006-03-04 Flag of England Manchester, England Retained WBO Super Middleweight title
and won IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win Evans Ashira Decision (unanimous) 12 2005-09-10 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Mario Veit TKO 6 (12), 0:42 2005-05-07 Flag of Germany Braunschweig, Germany Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Kabary Salem Decision (unanimous) 12 2004-10-22 Flag of Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Mger Mkrtchian TKO 7 (12), 1:05 2004-02-21 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Byron Mitchell TKO 2 (12) 2003-06-28 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Tocker Pudwill Decision (unanimous) 2 (12), 0:39 2002-12-14 Flag of England Newcastle, England Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Miguel Ángel Jiménez Decision (unanimous) 12 2002-08-17 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Charles Brewer Decision (unanimous) 12 2002-04-20 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Will McIntyre TKO 4 (12), 0:45 2001-10-13 Flag of Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Mario Veit TKO 1 (12), 1:52 2001-04-28 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Richie Woodhall TKO 10 (12), 0:28 2000-12-16 Flag of England Sheffield, England Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Omar Sheika TKO 5 (12), 2;08 2000-08-12 Flag of England Wembley, England Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win David Starie Decision (unanimous) 12 2000-01-29 Flag of England Manchester, England Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Rick Thornberry Decision (unanimous) 12 1999-06-05 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Robin Reid Decision (split) 12 1999-02-13 Flag of England Newcastle, England Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Juan Carlos
Gimenez Ferreyra
TKO 9 (12), 3:00 1998-04-25 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Branko Sobot TKO 3 (12), 1:35 1998-01-24 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales Retained WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Chris Eubank Decision (unanimous) 12 1997-10-11 Flag of England Sheffield, England Won WBO Super Middleweight title.
Win Luciano Torres TKO 3 (10) 1997-06-05 Flag of England Bristol, England Relinquished BBBofC British Super
Middleweight title after this fight.
Win Tyler Hughes KO 1 (10) 1997-03-22 Flag of England Manchester, England
Win Carlos Christie TKO 2 (10) 1997-01-21 Flag of England Bristol, England
Win Pat Lawlor TKO 2 (10) 1996-05-15 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales
Win Warren Stowe TKO 2 (10) 1996-05-04 Flag of England Dagenham, England
Win Mark Delaney TKO 5 (12) 1996-04-20 Flag of England Brentwood, England Retained BBBofC British Super
Middleweight title.
Win Anthony Brooks TKO 2 (10) 1996-03-13 Flag of England Wembley, England
Win Guy Stanford TKO 1 (10) 1996-02-13 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales
Win Stephen Wilson TKO 8 (12) 1995-10-28 Flag of England London, England Won vacant BBBofC British Super
Middleweight title.
Win Nick Manners TKO 4 (10) 1995-09-30 Flag of England Basildon, England
Win Tyrone Jackson TKO 4 (8), 1:08 1995-07-08 Flag of England York, England
Win Robert Curry TKO 1 (8) 1995-05-19 Flag of England London, England
Win Bobbie Joe Edwards Decision (unanimous) 8 1995-02-22 Flag of England Telford, England
Win Frank Minton KO 1 (8), 1:25 1995-02-14 Flag of England London, England
Win Trevor Ambrose TKO 2 (8) 1994-11-30 Flag of England Wolverhampton, England
Win Mark Lee Dawson TKO 1 (6) 1994-10-01 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales
Win Karl Barwise TKO 1 (6) 1994-06-04 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales
Win Darren Littlewood TKO 1 (6) 1994-03-01 Flag of England Dudley, England
Win Martin Rosamond TKO 1 (6) 1994-01-22 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales
Win Spencer Alton TKO 2 (4) 1993-12-16 Flag of Wales Newport, Wales
Win Paul Mason TKO 1 (4) 1993-11-10 Flag of England Watford, England
Win Paul Hanlon TKO 1 (4) 1993-10-01 Flag of Wales Cardiff, Wales

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This is a list of notable male boxers. ... This is a list of the current boxing world champions who are certified by the four main boxing organizations and The Ring magazine. ... This table lists the pound-for-pound rankings of The Ring magazine (the self-proclaimed Bible of Boxing), which some boxing experts and fans regard as an authoritative source for ranking the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. ...

References

  1. ^ Box Rec - Joe Calzaghe. Retrieved on 2007-11-07.
  2. ^ The Ring Ratings. The Ring. Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  3. ^ BBC News Sports Article retrieved 10th December 2007
  4. ^ www.joecalzaghe.com Retrieved 14 January 2007
  5. ^ Joe Calzaghe - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
  6. ^ Clinical Calzaghe. BBC Sport (2006-03-05). Retrieved on 2007-03-23.
  7. ^ Calzaghe-Kessler set Cardiff date. BBC Sport (11 July 2007). Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  8. ^ Masterful Calzaghe hands Kessler first defeat. ABC Australia news (November 4, 2007). Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  9. ^ Paul Upham (November 4, 2007). Calzaghe Outboxes Kessler To Become Undisputed World Champion. SecondsOut.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  10. ^ Jason Abelson (November 4, 2007). Calzaghe Undisputed Super Middleweight King. TheFightNetwork.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  11. ^ boxrec.com

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Joe Calzaghe
Awards
Preceded by
Flag of Wales Tanni Grey-Thompson
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Flag of Wales Mark Hughes
Preceded by
Flag of Wales Gareth Thomas
BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year
2006,2007
Incumbent
Preceded by
Flag of the United Kingdom Zara Phillips
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
2007
Incumbent
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steve Collins
Retired
WBO Super Middleweight Champion
September 11, 1997 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jeff Lacy
IBF Super Middleweight Champion
March 4, 2006November 27, 2006
Vacated
Succeeded by
Alejandro Berrio
filled vacancy
Preceded by
Mikkel Kessler
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
November 4, 2007 – present
Incumbent
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
November 4, 2007 – present

  Results from FactBites:
 
BBC SPORT | Boxing | Calzaghe's big-bout brilliance (1259 words)
Calzaghe dug deep to go the 12 rounds for the first time in his career, and - despite a large points advantage - he was still trading blow-for-blow as the bell ended a simply spectacular fight.
Calzaghe's first five defences saw a sharp decline in the quality of his work, and after a controversial split-decision win over Robin Reid the points victories over Rick Thornberry and David Starie were two of the worst of his career.
The pre-fight wisdom was that Calzaghe had to stay away from the challenger, to be wary of the power that had dismantled Reid and stopped 17 of 22 opponents.
BBC SPORT | Boxing | Dazzling Calzaghe unifies titles (553 words)
Calzaghe was expected to have a greater work rate and more speed than the squat figure of Lacy and he started the quicker of the two fighters.
The taller, more mobile Calzaghe was well on top and by the end of the fifth round he had his hands by his side as he invited Lacy to try and catch him before beating the American to the punch.
Calzaghe was docked a point in the 11th by the referee for a backhander but it made no difference and the Welsh fighter dominated the 12th and final round.
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