History | Mar 23 2018

On This Day: Undefeated Joe Calzaghe was born

Matt Christie reflects on the merits of Joe Calzaghe's boxing career as he turns 46
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SOME may question Joe Calzaghe’s place among the greatest fighters in history but the naysayers should look closer; it’s hard to deny he deserves to his spot in the Hall of Fame.

Unquestionably, given his overall body of work, he is the most accomplished super-middleweight of all-time. Forget the likes of Thomas Hearns, Ray Leonard and Roy Jones, whose stay in the division was fleeting in comparison, Joe belongs at the top of the pile.

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