2002-04-20 Joe Calzaghe w pts 12 Charles Brewer, International Arena, Cardiff, Wales - WBO
2002-04-20 Joe Calzaghe w pts 12 Charles Brewer, International Arena, Cardiff, Wales - WBO. Referee: Mark Nelson. Scorecards: 117-112, 119-109, 118-111. While the scorecards tell you that it was a relatively easy win for Calzaghe (167¾) it was certainly not, especially in the seventh round when Brewer (167¾) tested his chin and body when hammering in heavy punches from both hands. Ultimately it was the southpaw champion’s speed of hand and foot that was the main difference between him and Brewer, and that allowed him to move in and out of range without having to take more than he had to. Afterwards, Calzaghe admitted that the hard-hitting American had given him one of his hardest fights.