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'''Trainer:''' Enzo Calzaghe<br>
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== Amateur Accomplishments ==
 
== Amateur Accomplishments ==
Calzaghe won three ABA titles at different weights (Welterweight in 1991, Light Middleweight in 1992, Middleweight in 1993). He had a stand-out win over [[Chris Byrd]] in 1992.
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Calzaghe won three ABA titles at different weights (welterweight in 1991, light middleweight in 1992, middleweight in 1993). He had a stand-out win over [[Chris Byrd]] in 1992.
  
== Titles ==
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== Regional Titles ==
*British Super Middleweight Champion (1996)
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*British super middleweight champion (1995-1996)
*[[WBO]] World Super Middleweight Champion (1997-present)
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*[[WBC]] World Super Middleweight Champion (2007)
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*[[WBA]] World Super Middleweight Champion (2007)
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*[[IBF]] World Super Middleweight Champion (2006)
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Calzaghe has successfully defended his WBO Super Middleweight title 21 times.
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On March 4, 2006, Calzaghe won the [[IBF]] Super Middleweight title with a lopsided unanimous decision victory over defending champion [[Jeff Lacy]] in Manchester, England. He had to relinquish the IBF title on November 27th, 2006 because he refused to fight the IBF mandatory challenger [[Robert Stieglitz]]. On Oct 14, 2006, Calzaghe made his 19th sucessfull defence against [[Sakio Bika]] via unanimous decision the scores were 117-110 117-110 116-111. April 7, 2007, Calzaghe defeated [[Peter Manfredo Jr]] by 3rnd TKO to retain his [[WBO]] world title for the 20th time. Nov 3, 2007, Calzaghe faced [[Mikkel Kessler]] in a unifycation bout to unify the [[WBO]], [[WBC]], [[WBA]] world Super Middleweight titles, Calzaghe won a hard fought unanimous decision the scores were 117-111 116-112 116-112, Calzaghe has now held all 4 major titles, Calzaghe is planning to move up in weight to face legend [[Bernard Hopkins]].
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On March 4, 2006, Calzaghe won the [[IBF]] super middleweight title with a lopsided [[Joe Calzaghe vs. Jeff Lacy|unanimous decision]] victory over defending champion [[Jeff Lacy]] in Manchester, England. He had to relinquish the IBF title on November 27, 2006 because he refused to fight the IBF mandatory challenger [[Robert Stieglitz]]. On October 14, 2006, Calzaghe made his 19th successful defense against [[Sakio Bika]] via [[Joe Calzaghe vs. Sakio Bika|unanimous decision]]; the scores were 117-110, 117-110, and 116-111. On April 7, 2007, Calzaghe defeated [[Peter Manfredo Jr]] by [[Joe Calzaghe vs. Peter Manfredo Jr|3rd round TKO]] to retain his [[WBO]] title for the 20th time. On November 3, 2007, Calzaghe faced [[Mikkel Kessler]] in a bout to unify the WBO, [[WBC]], and [[WBA]] super middleweight titles. Calzaghe won a hard fought [[Joe Calzaghe vs. Mikkel Kessler|unanimous decision]]; the scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 116-112. Calzaghe has now held all four major titles. He is planning to move up in weight to face legend [[Bernard Hopkins]].
  
 
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Revision as of 13:01, 16 November 2007

Joe Calzaghe

Name: Joe Calzaghe
Alias: Pride of Wales / Italian Dragon
Birth Name: Joseph Calzaghe
Born: 1972-03-23
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Hometown: Newbridge, Wales, United Kingdom
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 11″   /   180cm
Reach: 73″   /   185cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Enzo Calzaghe
Manager: Frank Warren

Amateur Accomplishments

Calzaghe won three ABA titles at different weights (welterweight in 1991, light middleweight in 1992, middleweight in 1993). He had a stand-out win over Chris Byrd in 1992.

Regional Titles

  • British super middleweight champion (1995-1996)

On March 4, 2006, Calzaghe won the IBF super middleweight title with a lopsided unanimous decision victory over defending champion Jeff Lacy in Manchester, England. He had to relinquish the IBF title on November 27, 2006 because he refused to fight the IBF mandatory challenger Robert Stieglitz. On October 14, 2006, Calzaghe made his 19th successful defense against Sakio Bika via unanimous decision; the scores were 117-110, 117-110, and 116-111. On April 7, 2007, Calzaghe defeated Peter Manfredo Jr by 3rd round TKO to retain his WBO title for the 20th time. On November 3, 2007, Calzaghe faced Mikkel Kessler in a bout to unify the WBO, WBC, and WBA super middleweight titles. Calzaghe won a hard fought unanimous decision; the scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 116-112. Calzaghe has now held all four major titles. He is planning to move up in weight to face legend Bernard Hopkins.


Preceded by:
Steve Collins
Retired
WBO Super Middleweight Champion
11 Oct 1997 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Jeff Lacy
IBF Super Middleweight Champion
4 Mar 2006 – 27 Nov 2006
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Alejandro Berrio

Template:Incumbent succession box WBA Super Champion

Preceded by:
Mikkel Kessler
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
3 Nov 2007 – present
Succeeded by: