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Joe Calzaghe retires undefeated

Postby TheBeast » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:07 pm

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Joe Calzaghe last night confirmed he was quitting because he wants to retire as Britain’s only undefeated world champion.

Calzaghe, 36, claims he has “no more mountains left to climb“ after fulfilling all his ambitions in the ring.

“Deciding to call it a day has been one of the toughest decisions of my life,” said the Welshman.
“There’s always the temptation to fight on, especially if you are the champ and no-one has ever beaten you.

“But I’ve now come to a point where the satisfaction of retiring undefeated has to outweigh the thrill of another fight.

“I’ve also achieved every goal I’ve ever set myself in the ring. There are no more mountains left to climb.”

Calzaghe ruled the super-middleweight division for over a decade before he stepped up to light-heavyweight last year to become a two-weight world champion.

During his glittering 16-year pro career, he beat all comers to chalk up his perfect 46-0 and record and his victories over Jeff Lacy, Mikkel Kessler and Bernard Hopkins have gone down in boxing folklore.
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Re: Joe Calzaghe retires undefeated

Postby gigica1 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:10 am

too soon...there were a few more mountains to climb to eternal glory ...

ANyway, thanks for the fights that you've given us !
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Re: Joe Calzaghe retires undefeated

Postby batangastig » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:25 am

gigica1 wrote:too soon...there were a few more mountains to climb to eternal glory ...

ANyway, thanks for the fights that you've given us !


and one of those mountains is named Chad Dawson
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Re: Joe Calzaghe retires undefeated

Postby jeremigoku » Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:07 pm

Good luck Joe
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