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In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and one month, Joe Calzaghe fought 46 times with 46 wins and no losses.
Calzaghe retired from professional boxing with an undefeated record of 46-0, which included six world-title wins and 22 successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-middleweight and light-heavyweight. He had a 69.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 32 of his total 46 fights being knockout wins, 11 of which were in title fights.
His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Roy Jones Jr. on November 8, 2008. Calzaghe successfully defended the light-heavyweight The Ring title in this fight.
Some of Calzaghe's best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Roy Jones Jr. and Bernard Hopkins), Mikkel Kessler, Jeff Lacy, Peter Manfredo Jr., Tocker Pudwill, Byron Mitchell, and Mario Veit.
|46||Nov 8, 2008||36||Roy Jones Jr.||Win *||UD|
|45||Apr 19, 2008||36||Bernard Hopkins||Win *||SD|
|44||Nov 3, 2007||35||Mikkel Kessler||Win *||UD|
|43||Apr 7, 2007||35||Peter Manfredo Jr.||Win *||TKO3|
|42||Oct 14, 2006||34||Sakio Bika||Win *||UD|
|41||Mar 4, 2006||33||Jeff Lacy||Win *||UD|
|40||Sep 10, 2005||33||Evans Ashira||Win *||UD|
|39||May 7, 2005||33||Mario Veit||Win *||TKO6|
|38||Oct 22, 2004||32||Kabary Salem||Win *||UD|
|37||Feb 21, 2004||31||Mger Mkrtchyan||Win *||TKO7|
|36||Jun 28, 2003||31||Byron Mitchell||Win *||TKO2|
|35||Dec 14, 2002||30||Tocker Pudwill||Win *||TKO2|
|34||Aug 17, 2002||30||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Win *||UD|
|33||Apr 20, 2002||30||Charles Brewer||Win *||UD|
|32||Oct 13, 2001||29||Will McIntyre||Win *||TKO4|
|31||Apr 28, 2001||29||Mario Veit||Win *||TKO1|
|30||Dec 16, 2000||28||Richie Woodhall||Win *||TKO10|
|29||Aug 12, 2000||28||Omar Sheika||Win *||TKO5|
|28||Jan 29, 2000||27||David Starie||Win *||UD|
|27||Jun 5, 1999||27||Rick Thornberry||Win *||UD|
|26||Feb 13, 1999||26||Robin Reid||Win *||SD|
|25||Apr 25, 1998||26||Juan Carlos Giménez Ferreyra||Win *||RTD9|
|24||Jan 24, 1998||25||Branko Sobot||Win *||TKO3|
|23||Oct 11, 1997||25||Chris Eubank||Win *||UD|
|22||Jun 5, 1997||25||Luciano Torres||Win||TKO3|
|21||Mar 22, 1997||24||Tyler Hughes||Win||KO1|
|20||Jan 21, 1997||24||Carlos Christie||Win||TKO2|
|19||May 15, 1996||24||Pat Lawlor||Win||TKO2|
|18||May 4, 1996||24||Warren Stowe||Win||TKO2|
|17||Apr 20, 1996||24||Mark Delaney||Win||TKO5|
|16||Mar 13, 1996||23||Anthony Brooks||Win||TKO2|
|15||Feb 13, 1996||23||Guy Stanford||Win||TKO1|
|14||Oct 28, 1995||23||Stephen Wilson||Win||TKO8|
|13||Sep 30, 1995||23||Nick Manners||Win||TKO4|
|12||Jul 8, 1995||23||Tyrone Jackson||Win||TKO4|
|11||May 19, 1995||23||Robert Curry||Win||TKO1|
|10||Feb 22, 1995||22||Bobbie Joe Edwards||Win||PTS|
|9||Feb 14, 1995||22||Frank Minton||Win||KO1|
|8||Nov 30, 1994||22||Trevor Ambrose||Win||TKO2|
|7||Oct 1, 1994||22||Mark Lee Dawson||Win||TKO1|
|6||Jun 4, 1994||22||Karl Barwise||Win||TKO1|
|5||Mar 1, 1994||21||Darren Littlewood||Win||TKO1|
|4||Jan 22, 1994||21||Martin Rosamond||Win||TKO1|
|3||Dec 16, 1993||21||Spencer Alton||Win||TKO2|
|2||Nov 10, 1993||21||Paul Mason||Win||TKO1|
|1||Oct 1, 1993||21||Paul Hanlon||Win||TKO1|
* World-title fight
Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) is a 51-year old retired Welsh professional boxer. He was born in Hammersmith, London, England on March 23, 1972. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. Calzaghe was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2014. His professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1993 to 2008.
Calzaghe made his professional boxing debut against Paul Hanlon at the age of 21 on October 1, 1993, defeating Hanlon via 1st round TKO. He would go on to remain undefeated throughout his career.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on October 11, 1997 after 22 professional fights, against Chris Eubank for the super-middleweight WBO (vacant) title. He defeated Eubank via 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-middleweight champion of the world.
Joe Calzaghe was a two-time unified super-middleweight world champion, and has won six world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Calzaghe's world title wins and defenses refer to "Joe Calzaghe World Titles".
Calzaghe has never lost a fight in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was a light-heavyweight title defense bout against American boxer Roy Jones Jr. on November 8, 2008. Calzaghe won the fight via 12 round unanimous decision and defended his The Ring title. It's been 15 years and 27 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Calzaghe's fights refer to "All of Joe Calzaghe's fights".
Calzaghe fought a total of 46 times during his professional career, which includes 24 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.
October 11, 1997: Calzaghe wins his first world title by defeating Chris Eubank via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBO super-middleweight world champion.
August 12, 2000: Calzaghe successfully defends the WBO super-middleweight title against Omar Sheika, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.
April 28, 2001: Calzaghe successfully defends the WBO super-middleweight title against Mario Veit, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.
October 13, 2001: Calzaghe successfully defends the WBO super-middleweight title against Will McIntyre, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.
December 14, 2002: Calzaghe successfully defends the WBO super-middleweight title against Tocker Pudwill, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
June 28, 2003: Calzaghe successfully defends the WBO super-middleweight title against Byron Mitchell, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.
March 4, 2006: Calzaghe becomes a unified super-middleweight world champion by beating Jeff Lacy via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBO, IBF, and The Ring super-middleweight world-champion belts.
April 7, 2007: Calzaghe successfully defends the WBO and The Ring super-middleweight titles against Peter Manfredo Jr., winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.
November 3, 2007: Calzaghe becomes a unified super-middleweight world champion by beating Mikkel Kessler via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBO, The Ring, WBA (Super), and WBC super-middleweight world-champion belts.
April 19, 2008: Calzaghe wins The Ring light-heavyweight title from Bernard Hopkins, by beating Hopkins via 12 round split decision.
Calzaghe was a two-weight-division world champion. He has held six world titles, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest five were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Super-middleweight||WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, The Ring|