Joe Calzaghe was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2014 this past Sunday, June 8th.
Following an accomplished amateur career (110-10) that included three consecutive ABA titles, Calzaghe turned pro on October 1, 1993 in Cardiff, Wales
Calzaghe is a former WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA & The Ring Super Middleweight Champion and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion. He is the longest-reigning Super Middleweight world champion in history, having held the WBO Super Middleweight title for over ten years and made 21 successful defenses.
He relinquished the title to move up to light heavyweight. As his super middleweight and light heavyweight reigns overlapped, he retired with the longest continual time as world champion of any active fighter.
Under the tutelage of his father, Enzo, Calzaghe never tasted defeat in a 15 year pro career, he retired in February of 2009 as a reigning World Champion. Calzaghe is rated by Boxrec as the 11th pound-for-pound best British boxer of all time