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Joe Calzaghe Record

Total Fights46
Title Wins6
Title Defenses22
Title-Fight KOs11
KO Wins32
KO Losses0
Joe Calzaghe Record & Stats
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      What is Joe Calzaghe's boxing record?

      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.

      46Nov 8, 200836Roy Jones Jr.Win *UD
      45Apr 19, 200836Bernard HopkinsWin *SD
      44Nov 3, 200735Mikkel KesslerWin *UD
      43Apr 7, 200735Peter Manfredo Jr.Win *TKO3
      42Oct 14, 200634Sakio BikaWin *UD
      41Mar 4, 200633Jeff LacyWin *UD
      40Sep 10, 200533Evans AshiraWin *UD
      39May 7, 200533Mario VeitWin *TKO6
      38Oct 22, 200432Kabary SalemWin *UD
      37Feb 21, 200431Mger MkrtchyanWin *TKO7
      36Jun 28, 200331Byron MitchellWin *TKO2
      35Dec 14, 200230Tocker PudwillWin *TKO2
      34Aug 17, 200230Miguel Ángel JiménezWin *UD
      33Apr 20, 200230Charles BrewerWin *UD
      32Oct 13, 200129Will McIntyreWin *TKO4
      31Apr 28, 200129Mario VeitWin *TKO1
      30Dec 16, 200028Richie WoodhallWin *TKO10
      29Aug 12, 200028Omar SheikaWin *TKO5
      28Jan 29, 200027David StarieWin *UD
      27Jun 5, 199927Rick ThornberryWin *UD
      26Feb 13, 199926Robin ReidWin *SD
      25Apr 25, 199826Juan Carlos Giménez FerreyraWin *RTD9
      24Jan 24, 199825Branko SobotWin *TKO3
      23Oct 11, 199725Chris EubankWin *UD
      22Jun 5, 199725Luciano TorresWinTKO3
      21Mar 22, 199724Tyler HughesWinKO1
      20Jan 21, 199724Carlos ChristieWinTKO2
      19May 15, 199624Pat LawlorWinTKO2
      18May 4, 199624Warren StoweWinTKO2
      17Apr 20, 199624Mark DelaneyWinTKO5
      16Mar 13, 199623Anthony BrooksWinTKO2
      15Feb 13, 199623Guy StanfordWinTKO1
      14Oct 28, 199523Stephen WilsonWinTKO8
      13Sep 30, 199523Nick MannersWinTKO4
      12Jul 8, 199523Tyrone JacksonWinTKO4
      11May 19, 199523Robert CurryWinTKO1
      10Feb 22, 199522Bobbie Joe EdwardsWinPTS
      9Feb 14, 199522Frank MintonWinKO1
      8Nov 30, 199422Trevor AmbroseWinTKO2
      7Oct 1, 199422Mark Lee DawsonWinTKO1
      6Jun 4, 199422Karl BarwiseWinTKO1
      5Mar 1, 199421Darren LittlewoodWinTKO1
      4Jan 22, 199421Martin RosamondWinTKO1
      3Dec 16, 199321Spencer AltonWinTKO2
      2Nov 10, 199321Paul MasonWinTKO1
      1Oct 1, 199321Paul HanlonWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Joe Calzaghe (The Pride of Wales) is a 52-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 the "Championships" section below.

      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, 6 months, and 16 days since this fight.


      Calzaghe had a total of 24 world-title fights, which includes winning six world titles and 22 successful title defenses. He won all 24 of these fights.

      Title Wins

      Joe Calzaghe fought for world titles in four fights and won all four of them. In total, he won six belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Apr 19, 2008Bernard HopkinsLight-heavyweightThe RingSD
      Nov 3, 2007^Mikkel KesslerSuper-middleweightWBA (Super), WBCUD
      Mar 4, 2006^Jeff LacySuper-middleweightIBF, The RingUD
      Oct 11, 1997Chris EubankSuper-middleweightWBO*UD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Joe Calzaghe had 22 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-middleweight (x21) and light-heavyweight. He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 8, 2008Roy Jones Jr.Light-heavyweightThe RingUD
      Nov 3, 2007^Mikkel KesslerSuper-middleweightWBO, The RingUD
      Apr 7, 2007Peter Manfredo Jr.Super-middleweightWBO, The RingTKO
      Oct 14, 2006Sakio BikaSuper-middleweightIBF, WBO, The RingUD
      Mar 4, 2006^Jeff LacySuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Sep 10, 2005Evans AshiraSuper-middleweightWBOUD
      May 7, 2005Mario VeitSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Oct 22, 2004Kabary SalemSuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Feb 21, 2004Mger MkrtchyanSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Jun 28, 2003Byron MitchellSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Dec 14, 2002Tocker PudwillSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Aug 17, 2002Miguel Ángel JiménezSuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Apr 20, 2002Charles BrewerSuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Oct 13, 2001Will McIntyreSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Apr 28, 2001Mario VeitSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Dec 16, 2000Richie WoodhallSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Aug 12, 2000Omar SheikaSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      Jan 29, 2000David StarieSuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Jun 5, 1999Rick ThornberrySuper-middleweightWBOUD
      Feb 13, 1999Robin ReidSuper-middleweightWBOSD
      Apr 25, 1998Juan Carlos Giménez FerreyraSuper-middleweightWBORTD
      Jan 24, 1998Branko SobotSuper-middleweightWBOTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion


      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.


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