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The Pride Of Wales
on 29 May 2007
Calzaghe (or Kawasaki as certain commentators call him) is not only one of Britains most successful boxers, he is also one of the most popular fighters of recent times. Inside the ring it is business but outside the ring he maintains the image of an ordinary family man or the kind of bloke you could have a pint with. In a recent interview with a popular weekly lad's mag he declared himself a "pacifist".
The disc opens with his first round knock down of Chris Eubanks in 1997. This is followed by fights with Branko Sobot, Omar Sheika, Richie Woodhall, Mario Veit, Charles Brewer, Tocker Pudwill, Byron Mitchell, Kabery Salem, Evans Ahira and Jeff Lacy. The only fight shown in its entirety is the Lacy fight. All the others are highlights i.e. the rounds with the most intense fighting and/or knock downs or stoppages. For me the highlights are the Byron Mitchell and Kabery Salem fights. Both see Calzaghe hit the canvass only for him to get up and comeback with a vengeance.
The DVD menu has play main feature, scene select and play Calzaghe vs Lacy - the full fight options. The total running time is 133 minutes approx. This DVD is probably essential for Calzaghe fans. The fact is the performances on this disc will prove beyond doubt that Joe Calzaghe really is one of the best British boxers ever.