Throughout his boxing career, Joe Calzaghe has won many titles. He was crowned “The Ring” Super Middleweight champion and earned his place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He is considered one of the greatest boxers in the world. He has been awarded a number of accolades, including the World Boxing Association’s Sports Personality of the Year award, and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Joe Calzaghe was born in Hammersmith, London, England, on March 23, 1972. He is of Welsh descent and was raised in the United Kingdom. He grew up in a mixed family, with his father working in a factory and his mother working in a bed and breakfast. He has three siblings, including a younger sister, Sonia. The family lived in London until they moved to Wales when he was nine. He started boxing at nine, and by the age of eleven, he was winning amateur fights.
Calzaghe made his professional debut in 1993. He has been successful at both super middleweight and light heavyweight, and has won the British and European Super Middleweight titles. He is regarded as the greatest European boxer of all time, and is rated as the best pound for pound fighter in the world. In 2007, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year. In January 2009, he was ranked third in The Ring’s list of the ten best active boxers in the world. He was also ranked as one of the top ten boxers in the world in 2006.
In November 2008, Joe Calzaghe defeated Roy Jones Jr. to retain his WBO title. He had previously defended the title against Jeff Lacy. He regained control in the second round and won the bout on points.
After retiring, Joe Calzaghe founded Calzaghe Promotions, a boxing promotion company, and has a villa in Barbados. He is now in a relationship with make-up artist Lucy Griffiths. He has a net worth of $15 million. His fortune comes from his boxing career, which has earned him over $10 million. He is in the top ten of the world’s richest boxers. In 2014, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
In addition to his boxing career, Calzaghe has also worked in the television industry. He has been a contestant on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and has appeared on ‘Stella’, a comedy series. He is also a fan of Juventus Football Club.
Throughout his professional boxing career, Joe Calzaghe accumulated a net worth of $21 million. He has a residence in Chelsea and a villa in Barbados. He has been a part of Generation X, a group of famous Boxers that include Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, and Miguel Cotto. He has been ranked as the best European Boxer of all time by BoxRec. He has won more than one hundred matches during his career. He has a height of 1.83 meters, and is a southpaw, which gives him an advantage over orthodox opponents.