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Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe celebrates with his championship belt after beating Chris Eubank of Britain on points to win the WBO Super-Middleweight title

Calzaghe outpoints Chris Eubank to win WBO super-middleweight title in 1997

Joe Calzaghe of Wales celebrates after his victory over Will McIntyre of the USA during their WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight at the Parken Stadium

Joe Calzaghe weighs-in as he prepares to successfully defend his WBO title against Will McIntyre of the US

Joe Calzaghe celebrates after his victory over Will McIntyre of the USA during their WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight

Joe Calzaghe is one of the world's best 168Ibs fighters - although he has struggled to find really top class opponents

WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Joe Calzaghe with promoter Frank Warren (left) after retaining his belt by defeating Omar Sheika

Calzaghe is in impressive form as he knocks-out Omar Sheika in the fifth-round in August 2000

Calzaghe of Wales (right) beats Charles Brewer of the USA to retain his WBO Super-Middleweight title in Cardiff

Calzaghe beats Charles Brewer and retains his WBO Super-Middleweight title with a unanimous points decision in 2002

Joe Calzaghe looks forlorn as he is floored by Byron Mitchell, but Calzaghe recovered to win the fight

Calzage was put on the canvas by Byron Mitchell in June 2003 - but the Welsh dragon came roaring back

Joe Calzage celebrates after beating America's Byron Mitchell

Less than 90 seconds after being on the floor for the first time in his career, Calzaghe had won the fight

Calzaghe beats German Mariot Veit in May 2005

Calzaghe stops Mario Veit in the 16th defence of his WBO title in Germany in May 2005

Calzaghe celebrates after his unification destruction of Jeff Lacy

And the Newbridge fighter produces his best display to wrest the IBF and IBO belts off Jeff Lacy in March 2006

Welsh WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe has now defended his WBO title 18 times - and is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world

Joe Calzaghe
30 Apr 03 |  Boxing

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