Boxer Joe Calzaghe Jr. Getting Ready for First Fight

Vitali SCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 23:  Joe Calzaghe of Wales looks on before the Amir Khan and Zab Judah super lightweight world championship unification bout at Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Stemming from his grandfather Enzo Calzaghe, Joe Calzaghe Jr. is following in his family footsteps as a boxer. His father was the great Joe Calzghe (46-0-0). Calzaghe Jr. is 17 years old, and he is getting ready for his first official boxing match. 

To fill his father’s shoes as far as boxing goes, little Joe will have to become one of the greatest boxers of all time. Staying at the top level of competition and retiring with an unbeaten record, is something that most fighters want, but rarely get. While the competition is there, and the opportunity is available for little Joe, the expectations could be much higher than he could handle. 

Usually it’s the constant pressure and demand for better and for more that gets to the younger fighters. Family expectations and praise are generally a big deal for a kid, but with a father like Joe Calzaghe, aiming to achieve or surpass his legacy might turn out to be, well, improbable.

I am very curious to see how Joe Calzaghe Jr. does in his first fight and how he is able to progress as time goes on.

(Interviews conducted by Jane Couch.)

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