Joe Calzaghe

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Date of Birth March 23, 1972
Place of Birth England
Age 48 years old
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Joe Calzaghe

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
Nationality: Welsh
Born: March 23, 1972, Hammersmith, London, England
Stance: Southpaw
Total fights: 46
Wins: 46
Wins by KO: 32
Losses: 0

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.

Before Fame

He began boxing at 9 years old.

Achievement

He was voted BBC sports personality of the year in 2007.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Mandy M. Davies before separating.

Associations

He grew up as a fan of Sugar Ray Leonard and then joined Leonard as a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Information related to Joe Calzaghe

  • 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
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Latest information about Joe Calzaghe updated on October 27, 2020.

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