Joseph William Calzaghe is a Welsh former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2008. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the unified WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine and lineal super-middleweight titles, and the Ring light-heavyweight title. Calzaghe is the longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in boxing history, having held the WBO title for over 10 years and defending the title against 20 boxers before moving up to light-heavyweight. As his super-middleweight and light-heavyweight reigns overlapped, he retired with the longest continual time as world champion of any active boxer at the time. He was also the first boxer to unify three of the four major world titles at super-middleweight, and was the first Ring champion in that weight class. Between 2006 and 2008, Calzaghe was ranked by The Ring as one of the world's top ten active boxers, pound for pound, reaching a peak ranking of third in January 2009.
|Real name:||Joseph William Calzaghe|
|Nickname(s):||The Pride of Wales, The Italian Dragon, Super Joe|
|Born:||March 23, 1972, Hammersmith, London, England|
|Wins by KO:||32|
About Joe Calzaghe
Former Welsh boxer who was a Ring Super Middleweight champion. He won all 46 of his professional bouts, 32 by way of knockout, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.
He began boxing at 9 years old.
He was voted BBC sports personality of the year in 2007.
He had two children with his wife Mandy M. Davies before separating.
He grew up as a fan of Sugar Ray Leonard and then joined Leonard as a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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- People educated at Oakdale Comprehensive School
- Italian British sportspeople
- World super-middleweight boxing champions
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year winners
- England Boxing champions
- World light-heavyweight boxing champions
- Southpaw boxers
- World Boxing Organization champions
- International Boxing Federation champions
- Light-middleweight boxers
- World Boxing Council champions
- World Boxing Association champions