2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It was Saturday 3rd November 2007. The venue, the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Joe Calzaghe v Mikkel Kessler. Joe Calzaghe – 10 golden years at the top and 21 World Championship defences and 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. No wonder Frank Warren said this World Super Middleweight unification bout was “the greatest night of boxing I have ever promoted”. Joe Calzaghe v Mikkel Kessler DVD lets you relive that historic fight.
In front of 50,000 adoring fans, Joe Calzaghe delivered a Millennium Stadium master-class - a furious, fabulous performance of pace, power and electric intensity to unify the World super middleweight division. There can be no doubt now - Calzaghe is King!
To do it Calzaghe had to rip the WBC and WBA belts from unbeaten Dane Mikkel Kessler. Both men went to war in a quite breathtaking 12 rounds of nerve-shredding excitement. The blurring hand speed of Calzaghe proved decisive as he took his unbeaten record to 44 fights - 21 of them world title defences!
In his decade of dominance, Calzaghe has never had to dig so deep. Kessler was class but the judges' scorecards confirmed the undeniable excellence of the Welsh warrior.
The judges scored it:
John Stewart (USA) 116-112
Massimo BarrovecchIo (Italy) 116-112
Raul Caiz (USA) 117-111
The result was unanimous - Calzaghe was the better man - he always is!
Post-fight interviews with Calzaghe and Kessler
Pre-fight footage from both sides:
- Week of fight, build up interviews
- Calzaghe packaged interview including archive clips
- Kessler packaged interview including archive clips
- Calzaghe in Dressing room, warming up
- Kessler in Dressing room, warming up
- The entire ferocious WBO Cruiserweight title bout between Welshman, Enzo Maccarinelli and American Wayne Braithwaite on 21st July 2007.