Hamilton & Hare hosted an interesting Q&A with former WBO,IBF, WBC, WBA & The Ring Super Middleweight Champion and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion – Joe Calzaghe. That’s a lot of letters, basically he’s double hard.


I didn’t actually know it was going to be a Q&A, I thought I was just going down to drink some free Boxers Gin, press the flesh and get a shameless selfie. But Joe was great fun, articulate, honest and had time for everyone in the room. I wanted to ask him to name his favourite Rocky movies in order from best to worse, but lost my nerve. For anyone interested here’s mine.

  1. Rocky
  2. Rocky 4
  3. Rocky Balboa
  4. Rocky 3
  5. Creed
  6. Rocky 2
  7. Rocky 3
  8. Rocky 5

Let me tell you that order can change on a day-to-day basis.


The capsule itself that Joe has launched with Hamilton & Hare is worth checking out. Clean garments, breathable, perhaps as Joe mentioned, ‘a little too nice to get sweaty in’. They’re reasonably priced and I’ll get a few bits for myself when I’m feeling flush.


I did some general hobnobbing and left Anastasia (date 5) to fend for herself. When I returned a guy approached Anastasia and said ‘let me get a picture with the best looking girl in the room‘. He seemed like a nice guy, smart, asked some decent questions at the Q&A, however I have to admit I felt like De Niro in that scene from Casino where one of his employee’s cracks on to his wife and kisses her hand.

“You’re one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, you’re a lucky man Mr Rothstein”. 

“Thank you for that compliment”. (He was a young kid from the casino. Nice kid, bright boy. What balls on this fuckin’ kid. The next day I fired him). 


I drunk a sufficient amount of free beer and Boxers Gin and got some pictures of people taking pictures. I resisted the shameless selfie which was a particularly edifying experience for me, instead settled for a good handshake as Joe left the store. Below are some images from the night.

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