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Wales' greatest ever boxing champion.
I think boxing went bowling. I just watch myself.
We meet the sailing duo with high hopes for Rio.
We are in a much stronger position as a team. We will be on the top
With rugby stars coming home, is the grass always greener?
We catch up with Swansea's South Korean Midfielder Ki Sung-yeung.
And we're with golfer Rhys Davies - back in the big time.
I played golf to win tournament and coming out on top makes it that much
better. Yes, coming soon to a cinema near
you, he's Wales' greatest boxer. He's been on the biggest stages
and now the glittering career of You have a film out about yourself.
Introducing Joe Calzaghe. I am happy with the end result. It
is not just about my boxing. It is about my upbringing. Winning all the
titles, it goes to show it has been a hard road. It's touches a lot of
things from my upbringing that developed me.
Doesn't every song start off with a verse? Jab. Jab. Bring it forward.
Then you've got the chorus. One two, three, four, knockout part. He seems
as much of the character as you are? He makes the film. He is brilliant.
It is emotional for me watching it. Seeing your life story of 25 years
in the ring in those 90 minutes. Because I have always been quite
private. It assures it is not just talent and dedication that makes a
person. It is always having a family, people that support you when
you are down. Even when you are injured. It is a real life Rocky
story with a good ending. Seven years since you retired. I was
trying different things. I was doing our bit of acting. I tried acting
lessons. I felt I had to get away from Wales. When you do something
for 25 years and retire, even though you retire on your own terms at your
peak, it is hard to find something else you love. People say, just find
something else you love. Before the Roy Jones fight I knew I was going
to retire. My hands were gone. Losing the hunger. If you fight just
for the money and you are not fighting for the championship, for
everything else, you lose. It was time for me to quit. Since I retired
people can sit back and appreciate what I achieved in boxing. At the
time it took me a long time to get the respect. I cannot believe it is
nearly a decade since I beat Jeff Lacy. I can remember the fight like
it was yesterday. Dear me. Fantastic. Winding up the right
hand. Left hook. What are the next few steps? A
manager 's license? Yes, push on. First things first. Enjoying this
time. Hoping this will do well. Hoping people will enjoy it. Being
inducted into the Hall of Fame, the International Hall of Fame. A Jean
Campbell two to be there with the greats of the ring. Life is good.
And there will be more from Joe Calzaghe later.
Next year Team GB will be heading to Rio to take part in the 2016
Amongst them, a sailing duo hoping to turn the silver they won
They are the 470 girls with their sights set on Rio. Welsh sailor
Hannah Mills and her partner Saskia Clark are leading hawks for the
Olympics next year. For years at ago they came away with a silver medal.
Before London, we had trained for three or four months together. We
then got selected and it was just a whirlwind. Stuff going on but we
could not control and that all felt very rushed. We have so much to do
me could not put it all in. This campaign we have had a lot longer.
We have broken down are ceiling, our teamwork, are communication and
rebuilt it. That has taken time. It is a difficult thing to do because
you feel you are stepping back. But we are in a stronger position as a
team. Different pressures obviously. You are going in as
silver medallists. Maybe there was not so much expectation in London.
We had a lot of expectation and London. We went in as world
champions and knew we could deliver and we got pretty close. But this
for years has been about trying to make a difference to win in Rio. We
need to make sure that we manage that pretty well. It could be a big
distraction for us when we get racing in the Olympics. We need to
make sure that we turn up and but a Mac 50p. It is a funny sport,
ceiling. If you had a tiny bit more like at the right moment, or the
better performance matey better than yours. If we feel we have given all
we, delivered our best, then we will be happy with where we come. But if
we can achieve that end we will be on the top step of the podium.
Displayed your rules. You are on the trapeze. Attached to the back. I am
the helm. He steered the boat. I make the final decision. I rely on
the input of Saskia Clark. Apple wind trying to make the boat go as
fast as possible. Downwind I am focused on tactics, positioning,
getting in the late place compared to the other boats to try and
passports or stay ahead of them. Downwind I am speed of the boat. I
have got the spinnaker. Up went I am the eyes of the boat. Trying to make
a decision. And the important job of Bal asked on the wire. What does the
next nine months in jail? Popping across the Atlantic to Rio most of
the time? Yes. The more time we can spend in the venue the more we will
learn the wind, how it moves alone the mountains, the tides, how they
change, depending on rain. It is a complex one of the trickiest we have
ever sealed at. Really important. Just so we can
keep refining our skills and keep an eye on our competitors and how they
might change things and if they come up with anything that we might need
to have a look at. When you are the country's leading hope for a gold
medal you have got to have complete faith in your partner. How would the
girls displayed each other? A lively, intelligent bundle of fun.
Great fun. Very inspirational. And very kind and caring person.
What's going on with Welsh regional rugby?
The player drain is slowing down - in fact stars are coming home.
A question for Gareth Rhys Owen - have things really changed?
Leigh Halfpenny is the latest rugby star to leave.
When it came to Welsh rugby did you ever get a sense of deja vu?
Jonathan Davies is to become the latest French player -- latest Welsh
player to leave for France. Hang on. The Ospreys, the jargons
and the Blues won on the opening weekend of the European season and
despite losing the Scarlets got a decent away bonus point at
Northampton. And it was announced this week that Jonathan Davies is
coming back here. Has the tide turned? With out a doubt there is a
good factor. The unions are talking to the regions. Tour to three
seasons was bitter rivalry. It has been all change at the top of the
pyramid. The new chief executive and chairman in the last 18 months. It
may be premature to say the tide is turning. Things are on an even keel.
It is trying to put the entire game into context and trying to ensure
that everyone is pulling together. The weekend results in Europe were
very pleasing. It has been a good start to Europe.
Jonathan Davies is coming back on a dual contract. His wages will be
sheared between the union and the region.
It will possibly save Welsh rugby. It did feel that everyone was
leaving. When players leave other players do not want to come in. The
standard goes down. It was a bit of Wadi. It is a positive move. We are
pleased that Jonathan is coming back. Players like that bring a lot
of experience. They are good players. They help the players
around them. It is fantastic. Lots of people have had a look to see if
the Gas is cleaner but those players have to understand that in Wales we
will look after them. Gareth Davies did initially suggest that contracts
would be used to keep players and Wales Rather than bring them back.
Things have moved on since then. Nothing is set in stone for error.
If there are opportunities to bring the stars back, this star is set in
stone for error. If there are opportunities to bring the stars
back, the in which the union and region are trying to formulate
plans. Let us be honest, if those players come back, all of our
southern there is a good feel factor. The acids test. Would you
stretch to bring those superstars? We have got to be fair to the other
players. We do not want to much of an imbalance. There is a finite pot
of money. As for this weekend the Blues lost against harlequins on
Thursday. The other three face French teams. The ospreys are big
underdogs. I do not think many expected us to come away with a
victory. The Dragons do know how to win on the other side of the
Channel. We are getting a lot of confidence and understanding of how
to win the games in France from last year 's fixtures. As long as we can
hit the target is the results will follow.
It is unlikely the Welsh regions will be able to afford ?1 million
salary but perhaps in the near future, they might get a little bit
more competitive. Each year the best Asian footballers
are honoured at a special awards do. The 2015 ceremony took place
this week, and two Swansea City
stars were among the nominees. The Swans defender whose mother is
from eastern India won Player of the Year at the Asian football awards.
One of his colleagues was nominated for Best Southeast Asian player. Ki
Sung Yueng. He steps up and turns it on to put Swansea level. A man
raised in a different continent in a different culture but one who
idolise the familiar European stars. My first hero was Sudan. I was
watching the World Cup and I started playing football. Zidane was the
favourite player. The performance was incredible. I started to play
like him. He was my first hero. And then four years later the World Cup
came to South Korea and Japan. How much of an inspiration was that for
a youngster like you? They were in the semifinal, South Korea. I didn't
think we could make it. It was like a miracle. It was a big thing. That
tournament, they should Asian football can achieve higher than
what people expected. But still we have a lots of work to do compared
to European football. Cardiff has got a few Korean restaurants, a big
Korean community. Do you go in disguise as a Swansea player?
I have a good relationship with them. URLs are married to a famous
axis in South Korea. Some might compare you with being the South
Korean David Beckham. It isn't like that. How do you and your wife share
your time between South Korea and Swansea? She look them over in
January. How have you reflected on your time in Swansea? That loan
spell at Sunderland. How do you assess your time you? I am satisfied
with what they have done in the club. Last season was the highest
position on the table. I think we are improving ourselves. Just play
good football. That is the most important thing for our team.
It is back to business as usual. Swansea city and return to
Bournemouth. Cardiff City travelled to Derby County. Newport County host
Yeovil towns and Wrexham are way to Aldershot.
As the top names in European golf wrap up
their season in Dubai this weekend, one Welshman is preparing to make
Back in 2010 Rhys Davies nearly made it into the Ryder Cup team
but since then it's been a rocky road.
He's hoping 2016 brings a smoother journey.
He was a golfer with the world at his feet. Five years ago Rhys Davies
was one of the European to its brightest prospects. Winning titles
and making big money. But when his form that he tumbled down the
rankings, losing his playing rights in 2012. It has been a long hard
road back for him. There is no question I got extremely down at
certain points. Golf wasn't fun. I couldn't perform all play as I would
like. There is no question I was, at times, unhappy with it. But even
when I was really at my worst moments they still felt I could come
through it. But it was extremely tough at various moments, no
question. Did you achieve too much too soon when you turned pro? I
don't think so. At the time I felt I hadn't achieved enough. I felt there
was a lots more. There were a few things that are evident in my game
that I realised were not up to standard. If you imagine you are
progressing right front junior golf to amateur golf, college golf into
pro golf and everything is going up and then all of a sudden you hit a
wall and you sort of say, crikey, I can't go any more. I almost felt I'd
maxed out. I had to get over that wall. It would've been to say,
stop, and except where you are and carry on at that level. But that is
not really me, that is not how I am a dog. I had to find a way of
getting over that wall. There was never a given moment? Never. It was
extremely challenging and their worth very dark moments. The last
three years has seen Rhys play on the challenge tour, a level beneath
the elite stage. You have to graph out a living. He was supported by
Deirdre, they got married, he put the wife Ann the bag and the new
caddie's influence paid. We tried it at the start. The first event we
tried we won. She did most of the tournaments. It is a bit
intimidating but it is Zidane so it was fun. Which I to protest really
professionally. But there were instances when it got intense and
I'd make a joke or I'd say something inadvertently funny. There were...
Making light of a few intensity patients. -- intense patches that up
how hard it is going to be next year? It will be extremely tough.
Those playing at the top 50 are playing exceptional stuff and the
guys below it. I've got a progress may way through it. It will be
harder both on the fact the standard has gone up again, I believe, in
European golf but also I've got a brain a bit of baggage with me on
the mental side. I played golf to win tournaments, I love to compete.
I love to play down the stretch of a Sunday afternoon to take to win a
tournament. That is what they strive for every time a play. To come out
on top makes it all that much better.
We've already heard about Joe Calzaghe's incredible career,
Does he have any, does he wish he'd taken on any other
fights, and what does he make of the current crop of Welsh boxers.
I'd told a few of my mates today that there was interviewing you.
Carl Froch coming back. Really? Is he retired? And not really
interested. I always get bored with the Carl Froch question. He was
always asking me out and not had a good word to say about me. I didn't
have much to say about him. If we had fought, our paths would have
crossed they would have been one outcome. They would have been
stoppage or a one-sided fight. Nathan Cleverly had just a brutal
fight in the States recently. He has impressed people more in defeat when
he did in wins. It is bizarre. He lost the Kovalev which is no
disgrace. He is one of the best pound by pound fighter. He fought
the venue fight 34th outside his weight, he isn't a cruiserweight. He
did himself very proud. He showed he had massive heart, lots of courage,
massive respect for him of going 12 rounds with a broken nose. If he
hadn't broken his nose he would've won fight. He should have used his
boxing skills a bit more, standing in front of the guy, he could have
won the fight. If there was a rematch he would win. While we're
talking about your mates, Enzo Maccarinelli against the man U 40
last fight against, Roy Jones Jr. That is a weird one but it intrigues
me. Yes, what can I say? Enzo is a big puncher. Roy is getting on a bit
but he still a good fighter. He should have retired a while back.
I'm not sure what Roy Jones has got left in the it is an intriguing
fight. Lee Selby brothers, they are coming through now. Lee's world
champion and Andrew is just that thing. What you make of them? Lee
Selby, I've been impressed with him. He struggled in the last fight.
Going to America is difficult, it is a tough division. He's got some of
champions in its weight division. He should take it gradually. I'm
impressed with him. He dug deep last time for them he didn't fight his
best, he struggled. But will struggle at times. But a win is a
winner that all that matters. Who do like watching these days? Is there
one fighter where you go, I've got a watching? I find boxing quite
boring. I do is go on YouTube and watch myself! Joking! Noel! I like
watching... Seriously? Do you do that? I watch the DVDs. I like
watching Mayweather, Pat Keogh. I'm really impressed with some others.
Some good fighters out there. Thank you for your time, it is nice to
have you in house. It is nice to do this. Lovely to see you. When is the
film out? It is on general release on the 23rd of November. I hope you
enjoy it. Tonight we end by reflecting
on the tragic news this week of the sudden passing of All Black
legend, Jonah Lomu. Tributes have been pouring in
for the first true global superstar of rugby union,
a man who transcended the sport. While we all remember Jonah
the player, for Kingsley Jones They welcome the Welsh gave me every
time a come here is phenomenal. For myself, I call it a home away from
home. My father was counties rugby union
and spotted a 15-year-old, six foot six, 17 stone at that time. He was
running through everybody. He could see Jonah 's potential and he became
part of the family. The first time I met him, this big fella, my little
Big Brother, if you like. My father's relationship with him was
much like a father-son relationship. Here is Jonah Lomu! He is
unstoppable! I was lucky enough to play the Barbarians with him. We
played together against Ireland. It is a great moment for us both to
play together. We played a couple of charity games as well. He was
running with an aggressive face. After the field, he was totally
different. He used to embarrass with me. I'd say, that's nice, and he'd
say, have it. He'd be like that with everyone. He enjoyed giving things.
He would do anything for anyone. He was a great guy and he will be sadly