Issue | Opinion | Premium | Jun 25 2019

The Panel – Which retired fighter had the most satisfying final fight?

We ask an expert panel the key questions this week
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The perfect finish. Calzaghe concluded his career fighting American legends Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

Which retired boxer had the most satisfying final fight and why?

Wayne Alexander
Ex-European champion
I would say the retired boxer that had the most satisfying final fight is Joe Calzaghe, because he went out as one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters, with over 20 world title victories to his name, and capped off his career by beating one of the best fighters of the modern era and an all-time great in Roy Jones Jnr.

Declan Taylor
Boxing journalist
I’m not sure many can top Carl Froch knocking out George Groves at Wembley Stadium. Froch had really built up a hatred of Groves throughout the promotion of their two fights so drawing a line under the whole thing in such dramatic fashion on such a huge occasion makes it really stand out. Still can’t believe Froch was never tempted back but what a way to go.