No Ordinary Joe

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In March 2006, the fiery son of an Italian immigrant to Wales stepped into the ring to face his destiny — a fight with the American boxer billed as the next Mike Tyson, Jeff Lacy — and won. Calzaghe’s autobiography charts his road to success.
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JOE CALZAGHE, winner of three consecutive ABA titles as an amateur (a post-war record) and the dominant super middleweight in the world for the past decade, was born in 1972 in Hammersmith, London, growing up from the age of two in Newbridge, Wales. After successfully challenging Chris Eubank for the WBO title, he has remained a super middleweight world champion for more than a decade. He has two sons, Joe and Connor, and lives in Blackwood.

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"Now this is what sport's all about ... His battles personal, and in the ring, make for fine fight game reading" Daily Sport "The portrayal in this autobiography of Calzaghe as a true warrior who is now enjoying genuine popularity is justified ... candid [and] a fine read. Go on, Joe!" The Independent "A knockout read" The Wharf "A frank, honest and truly inspirational autobiography ... No Ordinary Joe is a must-read for all sports fans" North West Evening Mail "Fittingly gritty" Telegraph

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