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Joe Calzaghe’s got one or two fights left

Well shit:

British boxer Joe Calzaghe says his next fight could be his last.

Calzaghe unified the three world titles in the super-middleweight division when he beat Mikkel Kessler of Denmark last month, taking his record to 44-0.

“I have got two fights left — tops,” Calzaghe was quoted as saying in Wednesday’s editions of the Daily Mirror. “I might even have one more and then decide to pack it all in and then get on with the rest of my life. Who knows? There are plenty of other things I want to do.”

Calzaghe is one of the few boxers I’ve seen this year that’s really impressed me with his style and skills. The fact that I’ve just discovered him and he’s now nearing retirement kinda sucks. Must be kinda like how people feel after watching ‘that Randy guy’ beat Gabriel Gonzaga.

8 COMMENTS
  • Tommy says:

    At least Joe is a real champion taking on all worthy contenders who want to fight. Unlike that shit eating Mayweather who only hand picks fights he knows he will win and get paid on. How do you call yourself the best in the world p4p and not even fight the two best contenders in your own weight-class?

  • Bruce Leroy says:

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • MJC_123 says:

    Without a doubt the best p4p boxer on the planet imo.

  • Xavier says:

    “I might even have one more and then decide to pack it all in and then get on with the rest of my life. Who knows? There are plenty of other things I want to do.”

    And this is exactly what will happen to MMA if the fighters start getting overpaid as they do in boxing. Early retirements blow for the sports fan.

  • Gavin says:

    35 years old and 44 pro fights? i think he just wants to get out of the game before he’s damaged for the rest of his life. by comparison, matt hughes is 34 with 49 fights and he says he is a few away from the end. is he retiring early too then? it seems like he’s been around forever. plus, joe is the undisputed super middleweight champion… what’s left to prove?

  • Jersey Tomato says:

    My advice to Joe (as though he could give a flying ___ ): negotiate the fight with B-Hop, beat him to a pulp and then hang up the gloves. A career 45-0 record ain’t too shabby. You will go down in the books as one of the all-time greats.

    I would be careful about sticking around to fight the young kid, Pavlik. Kelly is a tough fighter who can take a licking and still deliver a mean punch. Just ask Jermain Taylor.

  • There’s always Mayweather……

  • Jordan Breen says:

    There are people shitting on Mayweather in favor of the guy who beat up Tocker Pudwill? Awesome.

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