No Ordinary Joe: The Autobiography of the Greatest British Boxer of Our Time

No Ordinary Joe: The Autobiography of the Greatest British Boxer of Our Time

Joe Calzaghe, Brian Doogan


IT was once earlier 3 o'clock within the morning while Joe Calzaghe skilled the sweetest validation of his specialist lifestyles. Victory over Jeff Lacy, a 28-year-old American in comparison to a tender Mike Tyson due to his energy and "take-no-prisoners attitude", left not anyone unsure in regards to the international great middleweight champion's talent.

For years, Calzaghe's virtuosity remained a legend of the Welsh valleys. His defeat in 1997 of Chris Eubank introduced him to prominence, successful for him the area Boxing enterprise (WBO) tremendous middleweight identify. yet regardless of a list variety of defences of the belt, his occupation lacked a defining contest. an extended line of challengers and ex-titleholders have been disposed of however the largest names in American boxing shunned the final word showdown he craved. Hand accidents additional obscured the genuine point of his flair for an paintings he started to study from his father, Enzo, on the age of 8 whilst - encouraged via Sugar Ray Leonard - a rolled-up carpet within the kinfolk domestic in Newbridge turned a makeshift heavy bag.

This is the tale of Calzaghe's outstanding lifestyles, from his humble beginnings in his fatherland of Newbridge, to his ascent to private greatness, changing into the 1st great middleweight boxer to win the prized belt presented through The Ring, the bible of boxing, within the division's close to 20-year history.

One of Britain's superior wearing champions, a warrior and working-class hero, this is often the tale of the triumphs and trials that made Calzaghe a legend.

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