History | Nov 08 2019

On This Day: Joe Calzaghe concludes his career by whipping the remnants of Roy Jones Jnr

The day that Joe Calzaghe signed off at 46-0 at Madison Square Garden
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OCTOBER 8, 2008 was a day the legend Joe Calzaghe said goodbye, and perhaps the other legend he shared the ring with that day should have too.

Joe Calzaghe got the better of Roy Jones Jnr at Madison Square Garden with a unanimous points decision to retain the linear light-heavyweight belt he won from Bernard Hopkins earlier that year and leave boxing with an unblemished 46-0 record.

All three judges gave it 118-109 to the Welshman who was relentless throughout and eventually overwhelmed Jones, whose slide from the top of the boxing tree was well and truly underway, although he did put Calzaghe down in the first.