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The fight with Collins was arranged, but at a late stage Collins withdrew because of injury, was stripped of his title, and then retired.
After Collins retired, a fight against British boxing legend Chris Eubank was quickly set up for the vacant WBO title on 11 October 1997, in Sheffield.
Despite Delaney being a good fighter in his own right, Calzaghe's critics said that he had still not really been tested.
Calzaghe said in reply that he could only beat whoever was out there and prepared to fight him.
Calzaghe was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014.
The family moved to Wales when he was two years old; their home is at Newbridge in South Wales.
Frank Bruno bill the following month, halting 23 fight veteran Paul Hanlon in one round.
By September 1995, Calzaghe had won thirteen out of thirteen fights, including seven in the first round and two in the second, including quickfire victories over the highly experienced American duo of Frank Minton and Robert Curry, with only the fully fledged British Light Heavyweight Bobbie Joe Edwards lasting the distance.
This was followed by wins against Omar Sheika (who was coming off a win over Glenn Johnson) by fifth-round stoppage, and former WBC world champion and close friend Richie Woodhall in ten rounds.He attended Roots School System and still lives in the area.Calzaghe was the first person to be awarded the Freedom of Caerphilly, his home county, in 2009.In October 1995, Calzaghe won the vacant British super-middleweight title, stopping the previously unbeaten Stephen Wilson in the eighth round.At the end of 1995, Calzaghe was voted Young Boxer of the Year by the Professional Boxing Association and the Boxing Writers' Club, with Barry Mc Guigan's top tipping Calzaghe for 1996: "He punches ferociously, moves superbly and has the best of the European technique and US aggression." After beginning 1996 with two more quick knockouts over Guy Stanford and Anthony Brooks, he successfully defended his British title with an easier-than-expected fifth round stoppage of the tough undefeated puncher Mark Delaney (21–0).