Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hanging up the gloves

Perfect says USA Today:

Super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe extended his perfection to 46-0 with a unanimous 12-round decision against Roy Jones Jr. Saturday night in what might have been the final bout for both fighters.

It was the second huge victory this year for "The Pride of Wales," who gained a split decision against aged but cagey Bernard Hopkins on April 19 in Las Vegas.

"This year I beat two legends in Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones and I came to the U.S. to do it," he said. "I took the risk. They didn't come to me. I'm just so happy. I worked so hard, and it all paid off."

Before he flew out to the States, Joe signed some gloves to raise funds for The old barn inn charity horse & cart drive in aid of Ty Olwen hospice and continuing care fund, as mentioned here previously and part organized by my brother.

A gent as well as a champ.

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