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Throughout history, Britain has produced dozens of legendary fighters, but Tony Bellew believes that lone 3 basal retired from the pack.
On November 17, erstwhile satellite champion, Paulie Malignaggi, took to Twitter to inquire his followers who the champion British boxer of each clip is, and ‘The Bomber’ piped up with a trio of iconic names.Joe Calzaghe
While Floyd Mayweather boasts an unthinkable undefeated record, we shouldn’t hide astir Wales’ unbeatable southpaw, Joe Calzaghe. Under the tutelage of his father, Enzo, The Italian Dragon took implicit the boxing world.
The slickster won satellite championships successful 2 value divisions en way to becoming the longest-reigning ace middleweight rubric holder successful the past of the sport.
After beating the likes of Chris Eubank, Robin Reid and Richie Woodhall, helium upset the applecart against Jeff Lacey to propel himself into planetary superstardom.
And to reason his fantabulous career, Calzaghe overcame Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr to discontinue with a cleanable 46-0.
Throughout his clip astatine the top, helium overwhelmed opponents, taking them into heavy h2o earlier yet drowning them nether his overwhelming oversea of pressure.
Read: AEW denote archetypal UK amusement (sporf.com)Lennox Lewis
The existent heavyweight country is dominated by Brits. The likes of Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Joe Joyce, Dillian Whyte, and Daniel Dubois each diagnostic successful the apical ten.
However, they wouldn’t beryllium determination contiguous if Lennox Lewis didn’t pave the way.
Throughout his career, the fearsome puncher took connected each challenger, from Frank Bruno to Vitali Klitschko and adjacent Mike Tyson. And, contempt losing to Hasim Rahman and Oliver McCall, helium yet got some men backmost successful the ringing and won the rematches.
But signaling an awesome 32 knockouts, he’ll beryllium remembered for his unthinkable boxing IQ which saw him out-skill and out-think each hostile helium faced.John Conteh
Well, it wouldn’t beryllium a Tony Bellew database without a scouser. But successful each seriousness, Conteh was the existent deal.
In the days of the 15-rounders, the Liverpudlian brutalised his opponents en way to stopping them with vicious powerfulness punches.
The light-heavyweight made his sanction successful the 70s, holding the WBC rubric for 4 years. And contempt respective losses on the way, helium finished his vocation astatine Anfield, with a fifth-round knockout implicit James Dixon.
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