Calzaghe looks forward to returning to Scotland and seeing old foe Roy Jones
weight world champion Joe Calzaghe has revealed he is coming back to
Scotland on May 8th for a dinner show in which he will take centre stage
with former opponent Roy Jones Jnr which both fighters will discuss there
careers and answer questions from the crowd. This will be the first time
both fighters have come face to face since there fight in November 2008, and
will be the only opportunity to see them both on the same dinner show in the
UK this year.
successful career, in which he racked up a mammoth 46 wins in both the Super
Middleweight and Light Heavyweight division Calzaghe's only professional
fight in Scotland came with a points victory over Kabary Salem in October
racked up a points win, he does regret not fighting in Scotland more “As a
professional you have to be prepared to travel to fight sometimes, and my
career gave me some mammoth nights to fighting Bernard Hopkins in Las Vegas
to beating Mikkel Kessler in the Millennium Stadium, but I do regret not
fighting up in Scotland more
He adds "While
my fight against Salem wasn't maybe the most high profile of opponents, the
Scottish crowd got behind me and gave me a good backing” Laughing he adds
“They took to me as if I was one of there own.
forward to coming back to Scotland, and sharing a table as opposed to a ring
with Roy Jones Jnr, the 'Pride of Wales' explains why he is looking forward
to hearing him discuss his career “As a fighter Roy (Jones Jnr) done it all,
he was a multiple world champion- even went to Heavyweight to beat John Ruiz
to lift that belt. He used to fight under the alias 'Superman' and when you
see what he achieved you can see why he was called that. He is definitely
one of the best fighters of the last few decades, and it was a pleasure to
share the ring with him.
Promotions proudly present “An Evening with Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jnr”,
in which both legends will share the stage for the first time since there
fight in 2008, at Dalziel Park Hotel & Golf Club, 100 Hagen Drive,
Motherwell on May 8th.
start from £100 for general admission and Platinum VIP tickets are £125,
which includes a photo and a three course meal.
further details are available from
www.gmpromotions.org.uk or on twitter @GM_Promotions or by calling 01698