Name: Joe Calzaghe
Alias: Pride of Wales / Italian Dragon
Birth Name: Joseph Calzaghe
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Hometown: Newbridge, Wales, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 11″ / 180cm
Reach: 73″ / 185cm
Boxing Record: click
Joe won three ABA titles at different weights (Welterweight in 1991, Light Middleweight in 1992, Middleweight in 1993) and has a stand-out win over Chris Byrd in 1992.
- British Super Middleweight Champion (1996)
- WBO World Super Middleweight Champion (1997-present)
- IBF World Super Middleweight Champion (2006)
Joe has successfully defended his WBO Super Middleweight title 18 times.
On March 4, 2006, Joe 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.
| WBO Super Middleweight Champion
11 Oct 1997 – present
| IBF Super Middleweight Champion
4 Mar 2006 – 27 Nov 2006