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Legendary Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe has tipped English boxer Carl Froch to avenge his loss at the hands of Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler when the two go head to head against each other at the end of this month. Calzaghe was the first man who defeated the Danish fighter when the pair met back in 2007, winning via a unanimous decision and the former Super Middleweight champion has labeled that win against Kessler as one of the three biggest wins of his career.
Kessler recovered from that loss in fabulous fashion to defeat Froch via another unanimous decision back in 2010 to claim the World Boxing Council or the WBC Super Middleweight crown. And now, the pair is set to face each other once again with the International Boxing Federation or IBF and World Boxing Association or WBA titles on the line. Froch is the hands down favorite to win the match and Joe Calzaghe is one person who has no arguments against that.
Speaking to Newsletter, Calzaghe stated that the one place where he tips the odds in favor of Froch is that the Englishman has aged a lot better than his Danish counterpart. He mentioned that Kessler is a lot less mobile than he was in his youth and mentioned that hitting him is a lot easier now. Calzaghe also stated that Kessler doesn’t move his head as well now, making him prone to getting hit.
Joe Calzaghe mentioned that Mikkel Kessler has become flat footed now and that is something that will suit Carl Froch a lot. He mentioned that Froch doesn’t like mobile fighters and he struggles against these fighters. The much anticipated rematch between the two is scheduled for the 25th of April at the O2 Arena in London, which will be telecast on ESPN.
Joe Calzaghe is a former professional boxer from the Wales, achieving worldwide fame due to his exploits in the ring and for being the first ever British boxer to remain undefeated throughout his professional career. Calzaghe has been a multi division fighter and winner of the championships in both the Light Heavyweight and Super Middleweight weight categories. Calzaghe is a former World Boxing Association or the WBA, World Boxing Council or the WBC, World Boxing Organization or the WBO, the International Boxing Federation or the IBF and The Ring Magazine Super Middleweight champion.
He has also been The Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight champion. The Welshman, who is half Italian in descent, is also the longest reigning champion in recent history, having held the WBO Super Middleweight Championship for more than ten years, making 21 successful defenses of the title. Joe Calzaghe shocked the entire boxing world when he relinquished his status as the Super Middleweight champion to move a weight class to Light Heavyweight, and immediately became the champion in the division as well.
With his two reigns at Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight overlapping, Calzaghe retired from professional boxing with the longest continual reign as a world champion by any active fighter of all time. He currently leads the Newbridge based boxing club Team Calzaghe. Ring Magazine ranked him as a top ten fighter for three consecutive years between 2006and 2008. It also ranked him as the third best fighter in the world in January 2009.
Joe Calzaghe retired from professional boxing in 2009, with an undefeated record and as the world champion as well. His professional record during his career stands at a staggering 46-0, with 32 of those wins coming via knockout. The Welshman, lovingly called the Pride of Wales is arguably one of the country’s greatest athletes.
The Welshman Boxing star Joe Calzaghe has gotten through all the taunts and has established himself as the British giant who has earned accolades in the United States. A group of fights personalities from New York who are well known as Ring 8 have chosen Calzaghe as the ‘Fighter of the Decade.’ Unfortunately, he could not go collect the award because the flights had to be cancelled because of heavy rain. Nevertheless, what would put peace in Joe is the fact that instead f being jeered by the Americans which most of the European fighters have to deal with, he earned respect from them.
Joe Calzaghe beat many heavyweight fighters such as Oscar de la Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Manny Pacquiao and Roy Jones. He has 22 world championships to his name. He has made a record of 46 wins in all the 46 fights and this record is still unbeaten although he has retired for quite a while now. Having heard about his new achievement he said to the reports that he felt extremely honored. “It’s a pleasant feeling knowing what I did in my career hasn’t been forgotten.”- said the beaming Joe Calzaghe.
Calzaghe said that he still missed boxing and this award has begun making him miss it even more. But it has no seeds of rumor with it which can say that he might be coming back. Calzaghe has ruled out that possibility saying that was not going to be possible and he jokingly said that he would reconsider if only offered £20million.
Carl Froch is another such who is an able successor to Joe Calzaghe in the 12-stone division. He would be facing Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler at London’s O2 Arena for a world unification clash. Calzaghe is hopeful that Froch can defeat Kessler.
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