Joe Calzaghe is a professional boxer from Welsh who alongside had competed from 1993-2008. Calzaghe also additionally grasped tournaments in the category of two weight classes that included the unified WBA(Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine, and also it included titles of lineal super-middleweight and also the title of Ring light-heavyweight.

Do you know Joe is also the longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in the history and records of boxing? Joe alongside has also grasped the title of WBO for almost 10 years. 

Quick Info
Full NameJoe Calzaghe
FatherEnzo
MotherWelsh
Height6 feet and 0 inches
Weight79 kilograms
Eyesdark brown
Hairdark brown
Net Worth$21 million
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Early Life

The boxer was born in the beautiful place of London named Hammersmith. Joe was born to an Italian father named Enzo and a Welsh mother named Jackie. His parents heard his first cry in Hammersmith Hospital in 1972. However, Jackie wanted to go to Markham where Joe’s grandmother stayed.

So the family shifted to Markham and they stayed there for almost 3 years. Joe had two sisters whose names were Melissa and Sonia. After 3 years of stay at Markham, Joe’s family returned to their very own home that was situated at Pentwynmawr, which was located at Newbridge, which was close to Caerphilly, in South Wales.

Education

Talking about his educational qualifications, Joe continued his further education in Pentwynmawr Primary, a local school. Melissa and Sonia also studied here, therefore Joe also joined with his sisters. Later, Joe joined the Pentwynmawr F.C, which was under the category of 10s level, and here Calzaghe played as a midfielder. Moreover, Joe when turned nine years old, took part in a boxing championship and fought his first-ever boxing match however he didn’t win and lost it.

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Alongside Joe, in 1993  he grasped the Amateur Boxing Association title in three different categories of weight. Moreover, Joe was the initial  British boxer to do this. This journey of boxing continued in Calzaghe’s life and continually Joe received three titles from the National Association of Boys Clubs (NABC) and the Gaelic Games. Additionally, Joe has the record of 110 wins out of a total fight of 120. 

Joe finally won his first match in 1993 and then started his professional career.

Career

In 1993, the month of September Joe signed up and along with it he also continued his professional journey at Cardiff Arms Park that was on the Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno bill again in the same month, stopping 23 fights Paul Hanlon the veteran in one round.

However, in September 1995, Joe Got the title and won thirteen out of thirteen fights, which actually included seven in the initial phase and again two in the second stage. That actually included quickfire victories over the highly experienced American team that included Frank Minton and Robert Curry, along with the only the whole-fledged British Light Heavyweight Bobbie.

Joe Edwards lasting the distance. Again in October 1995, Joe won the vacant British super-middleweight title, which halted the earlier unbeaten Stephen Wilson in the round of eight-game.

Retirement

In 2009, the month of February the boxer declared his retirement from the field of boxing. While the instance of declaring retirement he had a history of 46 wins and with no losses. The boxer is also one of only fifteen world championships. During the boxer’s retirement his friend Ricky Hatton named him as the brilliant British fighter that they ever had in life. 

Personal Life

In 1994, Joe tied a knot with Mandy Devis. The couple had two children together, both sons. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2005 after years of marriage. Four years later, Joe met Rihanoff and the couple started dating. However, the couple’s love did not last and they separated in August of 2013. 

Later, in the undercover research that was executed by The News Of the World, the retired boxer admitted that he made the use of cocaine during the time of his boxing career. 

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Physical Statistics

Joe Calzaghe is a handsome man with a fit build. He stands 6 feet and 0 inches tall and weighs around 79 kilograms. Furthermore, his dark brown eyes and dark brown hair make him even more attractive.

 

Net worth

It is estimated that the net worth of Joe Calzaghe is $21 million. The boxer has a flat at Flamingos Beach that costs  £137 thousand. He also has a Calzaghe’s Royal Westmoreland estate. 

 

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