On This Day in Boxing _____________________ Joe Calzaghe W KO7 Mger Mkrtchian, 21st February 2004. _____________________ Calzaghe moved to 37 - 0 and retained his WBO World Super Middleweight Title with an emphatic stoppage victory over his Armenian challenger. _____________________ Mkrtchian was inexperienced at the top level, but his only career defeat prior to facing Calzaghe had come at the hands of future world champion Denis Inkin. The 'Pride of Wales' built up a big lead on the cards in the first half of the fight before he brought a sudden end to proceedings in the seventh round. Calzaghe dropped Mkrtchian with a blistering barrage of punches and, despite the Armenian beating the count, he was deemed unable to continue by the match referee. _____________________ Calzaghe went on to register notable wins over Jeff Lacy and Sakio Bika before defeating the then unbeaten, 39-0, Mikkel Kessler to unify the WBO, WBC and WBA Super World Super Middleweight Titles. The Welsh wizard then moved up in weight to defeat the legendary Bernard Hopkins for The Ring light heavyweight title and defended the title against the great Roy Jones Jr. in his final professional contest. _____________________ He retired with a perfect record of 46 (32 KOs) - 0 and remains one of the greatest World champions that Britain has ever produced. _____________________ #Boxing #BoxingLegacy #BoxingHistory #OnThisDay Calzaghe #JoeCalzaghe #RoyJonesJr #BernardHopkins #JeffLacy #MikkelKessler #WBO #WBA #WBC #SuperMiddleweight #RingMagazine #LightHeavyweight #BritishBoxing #Undefeated @joe_calzaghe @royjonesjrofficial @royjonesjrofficial @realroyjonesjr @bhopdaalien @mikkel_kessler
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MYTHICAL MONDAYS | HOPKINS v TONEY . Two incredible Hall of Famers who were known for giving it just as well outside of the ring as they could in it! A clash between these two were spoke about but never got round to happening, while Hopkins began making a name for himself at middleweight James Toney had already moved up so these two just missed each other. Who would’ve won if these two met in their primes? It would’ve been a tremendous battle of will, skill and trash talk! Click the link in my bio and listen to how I think this match up goes! . Mythical Mondays is a fantasy matchup feature I’ll be doing on The Boxing Lowdown YouTube channel every week. Subscribe now and have your say! . . #BernardHopkins #JamesToney #Executioner #LightsOut #HopkinsToney #FantasyMatchUp #Boxing #MythicalMatchup #MythicalMondays #Fight #UK #USA #Middleweight #Philadelphia #LightHeavyweight #Champions #Boxers #BoxingNews #BoxingPage #BoxingChannel #YouTuber #Subscribe #Follow4Follow #Like4Like #BoxingLowdown
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My #HistoryRepor on @instagram On this day in @history (2/19/2005) #BernardHopkins gets a big win over #HowardEastman in Los Angeles after 12 rounds to retain his World Middleweight Title. (Ps) Referee: Raul Caiz Jr. | Judge: Lou Filippo 119-110 Judge: Daniel Van de Wiele 117-111 | Judge: Ken Morita 116-112 (pps) this was #Hopkins 20th successful Title defense!!!!!!!!!!
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@killaboxing is where it's at 👇👇👇 The Future boxing shoes to be released very soon and the the FutureKilla sparring set is available now. Don't forget to use code "Future" for discount 🤘 @lilfuture9 @lil_future_fanpage #badboyinthering #lilfuturetv #youthambassador #brandawareness #thenextgeneration #thinkahead #andreward #bernardhopkins #sugarrayrobinson #sugarrayleonard #muhammadali #greatness #creed2 #michaelbjordan #sylvesterstallone
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It was a pleasure meeting such a great boxer Bernard Hopkins #bernardhopkins #Bhop
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