| | Calzaghe says his Nov. 8 fight at Garden will be his last
Calzaghe says his Nov. 8 fight at Garden will be his last |
CARDIFF, Wales -- Britain's Joe Calzaghe said on Thursday he will finish his 15-year boxing career after his light-heavyweight fight against American Roy Jones Jr. in November.
Calzaghe, who had indicated in April he would have one more fight, said in a news conference that the Nov. 8 bout at Madison Square Garden would indeed be the end of the road.
"It's a massive fight and it will be my last," said Calzaghe, 36. "I've known for a while when I want to go out and as long as I put on a great performance this is my time.
"If I can do that then I've achieved everything I've wanted to achieve in my career. I would never forgive myself if I came to my last fight and threw it all away. Complacency is not in my mindset.
"But I know in my heart this is the right time to stop and my aim is to remain undefeated."
Sucks to see him retire. Hopefully he will go out on top.
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