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Boxing Great To Visit Barnsley

Wednesday January 15 2014




ONE of Britain's best boxers will share the story of his illustrious career with an audience in Barnsley.

Joe Calzaghe, whose unbeaten record consists of 46 wins and 32 KOs, will be at the Metrodome on February 22. 

Calzaghe is the longest reigning world champion in recent years, having held the WBO Super Middleweight title for over ten years. He made 21 successful defences of his belt.

He relinquished the title to move up to light heavyweight.

As his super middleweight and light heavyweight reigns overlapped, he retired with the longest continual time as world champion of any active fighter.

Victories over Jeff Lacy, Mikkel Kessler, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr made Joe into one of the all-time pound for pound greats.

It's hoped the Welshman's visit will lure a bumper crowd to raise cash for Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Richard Bailey, events manager at BPL, which runs the Metrodome, said: "The venue's long been renowned for offering some of the best sporting events around and this is anticipated to be up there with the best.

"We're honoured such a sporting icon will be coming to Barnsley and that he 's chosen to use the Metrodome as a venue."

If you missed out on We Are Barnsley's competition for free tickets, click here for ticket information.

We've managed to get you a two-for-one offer on all 'bronze' tickets and 10 per cent off the remaining options.

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