Former two weight world champion Joe Calzaghe will be in Scotland on May 8th for a dinner show in which he will take centre stage with former four weight world titlist Roy Jones Jr.
The event will mark the first time that both men have met since their title bout in November 2008 and this will be the only opportunity to see them on the same show in 2013.
Calzaghe’s only professional fight in Scotland was a decision victory over Kabary Salem in October 2004. He would retire unbeaten with forty six wins after holding world titles at both super middleweight and light heavyweight.
The great former champion has an affinity for his Scottish support; “As a professional you must be prepared to travel and my career allowed me to fight the likes of Bernard Hopkins in Las Vegas and Mikkel Kessler at the Millennium Stadium, but I do regret not fighting in Scotland more often.”
Calzaghe added; "While Salem wasn’t a high profile of opponent, the Scottish crowd got behind me and gave me a lot of support. They took to me as if I was one of their own.”
The Pride of Wales is looking forward to sharing a table, as opposed to a ring, with Roy Jones Jr and is keen to hear the American discuss his career in detail.
“As a fighter Roy done it all,” said Calzaghe. “He was a multiple world champion and fought all the way up to heavyweight. His alias was ’Superman’ and when you look at what he achieved you can see why."
“He is definitely one of the best fighters of the last few decades and it was a pleasure to share the ring with him.”
Both of these legendary champions are unanimously regarded as the finest super middleweights of all time.
GM Promotions proudly presents “An Evening with Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jnr” at Dalziel Park Hotel & Golf Club, 100 Hagen Drive, Motherwell, ML1 5RZ on May 8th.
£100 for General Admission
£125 for Platinum VIP (Inclusive of a photo and a three course meal)
Tickets and further details are available from www.gmpromotions.org.uk
Tel: 01698 209190