Joe Calzaghe and his father Enzo come from humble beginnings in Newbridge, Wales. Through sheer grit and determination this father-son team have travelled the globe from Cardiff to Las Vegas to take on the vicious world of boxing, beat the…Read More
Unbeaten Welsh boxing legend visits training base as Wales take inspiration from 'never say die' attitude ahead of Fiji clash on ThursdayRead More
On October 11th, 1997 32 year old former world champion Chris Eubank met fellow countryman Joe Calzaghe, then 25 years old, in a truly epic encounter, not just for British boxing but for the world pugilistic scene in general. The…Read More
Joe Calzaghe Jr. has informed us that he has had his first fight. We were sent a short clip of the future star doing the business and looking sharp with nice movement and a tight defence.Read More
By 1993 he had held Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) titles in three different weight categories, the first British boxer to do so. As an amateur boxer, Calzaghe maintained an impressive record of 110 wins out of 120 fights.
He went on to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title in 2006.
Calzaghe won by unanimous decision, surpassing the 20 defenses made by Bernard Hopkins and Larry Holmes at middleweight and heavyweight respectively.
By the end, Calzaghe was in control, with Hopkins grabbing and throwing few punches. Calzaghe managed to land more punches on Hopkins than any of his previous opponents.
Calzaghe retired in February 2009 with an undefeated record in 46 career bouts, including 32 victories by knockout. In 2014 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.