Joe Calzaghe, Chris Eubank, Steve Collins and more talk super-middleweights

Last Updated: 14/05/13 11:37am

Roy Jones Jr, Joe Calzaghe, Chris Eubank, Steve Collins and Richie Woodhall join Johnny Nelson on Britain's Best - The Gloves Are Off.

With all five guests having been top super-middleweights, there will be only one place to start - their golden era.

Jones Jr was a six-time world champion in four different weight divisions but it was at super-middleweight that he faced off with fellow American James Toney in defending his IBF title.

Jones Jr, who had previously accounted for current IBF light heavyweight king Bernard Hopkins at middleweight, went on to move up the weight classes with varying degrees of success and was beaten by Calzaghe at light-heavyweight in 2008.

It was to be the Welshman's last fight as he brought down the curtain on a remarkable undefeated career that saw him hold the WBO super-middlweight title for a record 10 years, making 21 defences.

Calzaghe also beat Woodhall and Eubank, the latter victory in 1997 kicking off a run of three defeats for Eubank that prompted his retirement.

Eubank held world titles at both middlweight and super-middleweight and will also be remembered for the infamous rivalries with Nigel Benn and Michael Watson that yielded several classic bouts in the early 90s.

Two of Eubank's five career defeats came at the hands of Collins. Both were huge shocks at the time as the Irishman scored surprise victories on points and as we throw in another world super-middleweight champion in the form of Woodhall - who lost to Jones Jr in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul - it's almost a hall of fame!

Needless to say, as well as looking back on their own stellar careers, these super-middleweight legends are perfectly poised to analyse the colossal clash between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler on May 25.

The pair meet in Nottingham for the division's IBF and WBA belts, and Calzaghe may have the most to say having faced and overcome Kessler in Cardiff in 2007.

So don't miss Britain's Best - The Gloves Are Off, 10.30pm, Tue, Sky Sports 1 HD