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Calzaghe calls it a day on his terms

After 46 victories against no losses and 18 years as a top-level fighter, Joe Calzaghe is walking away from boxing while at the peak of his powers -- and he wouldn't have it any other way.

Originally Published: February 6, 2009
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

Joe Calzaghe was sitting in the lobby of the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen with his father and trainer, Enzo, and a couple of friends. It was four days before he would make his ninth super middleweight title defense at Parken Stadium against an obscure American, Will McIntyre, and the Welsh champion's frustration was clear.

"Why is Mike Tyson getting all the attention?" he said. "I'm defending my title, and he's a has-been fighting a nobody [Brian Nielsen], yet everyone's ...

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