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Joe Calzaghe's career
Joe Calzaghe and his sons Connor and Joe

Welsh boxing legend Joe Calzaghe has announced his retirement from the sport.

The 36-year-old from Newbridge was undefeated in 46 fights and reigned as super-middleweight champion for 10 years, making 21 world title defences, before stepping up to claim the undisputed light-heavyweight crown.

"I've been world champion for 11 years," Calzaghe told BBC Sport. "I've got no other goals to go for. That's why I am calling it a day."

Ben Dirs looks back at the career of one of Britain's sporting greats.



see also
Joe Calzaghe's career in photos
12 Nov 08 |  Boxing
Calzaghe's 10 career highs
05 Feb 09 |  Boxing

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