In a career spanning 15 years and 1 month, Joe Calzaghe fought 46 times with 46 wins and no losses. By his last professional fight on November 8, 2008, Calzaghe's boxing record stood at 46-0 (32 KO wins).
Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) is a retired Welsh professional boxer. He was born in Hammersmith, London, England on March 23, 1972. Calzaghe made his professional boxing debut at the age of 21 on October 1, 1993. He is a former 2-weight-class world champion. He is 50 years old, and will be turning 51 in 1 month and 22 days. Calzaghe is a Hall of Famer.
|Total Title Wins||6|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||11|
|Losses via KO||0|
|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|
Joe Calzaghe's professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1993 to 2008.
Calzaghe made his 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.
Calzaghe 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.
He was a two-time unified super-middleweight world champion, and has won six world titles at 2 weight classes. For all the details about Calzaghe's world title wins and defenses refer to "Joe Calzaghe World Titles".
Joe 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 14 years, 2 months, and 24 days since this fight.
Calzaghe retired from professional boxing with an undefeated record of 46-0, which included 32 knockout wins, and 6 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2014.
Joe Calzaghe fought a total of 46 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.
A 25-year old Joe Calzaghe (22-0, 21 KO) had his first world title fight against Chris Eubank for the vacant WBO super-middleweight belt. Eubank was 31 years old with a record of 45-2-2. Eubank was on a two-fight win streak with 23 KO wins. Calzaghe was the taller of the two by 5 cms but both had the same reach.
Calzaghe defeated Eubank via 12 round unanimous decision to win the vacant WBO super-middleweight title.
A 28-year old Joe Calzaghe (28-0, 23 KO) faced Omar Sheika in a super-middleweight title defense fight.Calzaghe defeated Sheika via 5th round TKO to retain the WBO super-middleweight title.
A 29-year old Joe Calzaghe (30-0, 25 KO) faced Mario Veit in a super-middleweight title defense fight.Calzaghe defeated Veit via 1st round TKO to retain the WBO super-middleweight title.
A 29-year old Joe Calzaghe (31-0, 26 KO) faced Will McIntyre in a super-middleweight title defense fight.Calzaghe defeated McIntyre via 4th round TKO to retain the WBO super-middleweight title.
A 30-year old Joe Calzaghe (34-0, 27 KO) faced Tocker Pudwill in a super-middleweight title defense fight.Calzaghe defeated Pudwill via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBO super-middleweight title.
A 31-year old Joe Calzaghe (35-0, 28 KO) faced Byron Mitchell in a super-middleweight title defense fight.Calzaghe defeated Mitchell via 2nd round TKO to retain the WBO super-middleweight title.
A 33-year old Joe Calzaghe (40-0, 31 KO) faced an undefeated Jeff Lacy, who was 28 years old with a record of 21-0 in a super-middleweight unification fight. Lacy was on a 21-fight win streak with 17 KO wins. Calzaghe was the taller of the two by 4 cms but Lacy had a 3 cm reach advantage over Calzaghe.
Calzaghe defeated Lacy via 12 round unanimous decision to win the IBF and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles and retain the WBO super-middleweight title. He handed Lacy the first loss of his career, and put an end to Lacy's 21-fight win streak.
A 35-year old Joe Calzaghe (42-0, 31 KO) faced Peter Manfredo Jr. in a super-middleweight title defense fight.Calzaghe defeated Manfredo Jr. via 3rd round TKO to retain the WBO and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles.
A 35-year old Joe Calzaghe (43-0, 32 KO) faced an undefeated Mikkel Kessler, who was 28 years old with a record of 39-0 in a super-middleweight unification fight. Kessler was on a 39-fight win streak with 29 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage over Calzaghe.
Calzaghe defeated Kessler via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBA (Super) and WBC super-middleweight titles and retain the WBO and Ring Magazine super-middleweight titles. He handed Kessler the first loss of his career, and put an end to Kessler's 39-fight win streak.
A 36-year old Joe Calzaghe (44-0, 32 KO) faced Bernard Hopkins, who was 43 years old with a record of 48-4-1. Hopkins was on a two-fight win streak with 32 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 6 cm reach advantage over Calzaghe.
Calzaghe defeated Hopkins via 12 round split-decision to win the Ring Magazine light-heavyweight title.
Some of Calzaghe's best wins were against Mikkel Kessler, Jeff Lacy, Bernard Hopkins, Peter Manfredo Jr., Tocker Pudwill, Byron Mitchell, and Mario Veit.
Calzaghe knocked out 32 of his 46 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 69.6%. Of his total 46 wins, 32 of them were via KO (69.6%).
Joe Calzaghe was undefeated in his professional boxing career. He didn't lose a single fight and retired with a record of 46 fights — all wins, no losses.