Boxing star set to make Barnsley event a knock-out

Former champion boxer Joe Calzaghe.
Former champion boxer Joe Calzaghe.
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One of Britain’s best boxing talents will share the highs and lows of his career with an audience in Barnsley.

Joe Calzaghe will be visiting the Barnsley Metrodome next month for a special event where fans can hear all about his unbeaten reign and about fights against some of the world’s best.

It is hoped the ‘Italian Dragon’, whose impressive record stands at 46 wins, with 32 by way of knock-outs, will lure a bumper crowd to raise cash for Sheffield’s Weston Park Cancer Hospital Charity.

Richard Bailey, events manager at BPL, which runs the Metrodome in Queens Road, said: “The Metrodome Leisure Complex has long been renowned for offering some of the best sporting events around and this is anticipated to be up there with the best .

“We are honoured such a sporting icon will be coming to Barnsley and that he has chosen to use the Metrodome as a venue.”

Joe said: “I’m looking forward to coming to Barnsley next month and can’t wait to meet some of my fans.”

The event will take place on Saturday, February 22.

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