Petersburg, Florida, United States Jeffrey Scott Lacy (born May 12, 1977) is a former professional boxer from the United States who competed from 2001 to 2015. From 2004 to 2006, he held the IBF super middleweight championship, and from 2005 to 2006, he held the IBO super middleweight title. As of October 2016, he is ranked number eight in the world by BoxRec for super middleweights.
Lacy started his professional career in January 2001 with a first-round knockout victory over Frank De Alba. He went on to have a successful early career, winning all of his fights before being given his first challenge for a world title in November 2003. After losing by majority decision to Kelly Pavlik, Lacy decided to move down to middleweight and try to win the vacant IBF belt. He successfully defended his IBO title three times before facing Chris Eubank Jr. for the IBF version in June 2006. Lacy lost by second-round knockout to claim his third world title. After defending his IBO title twice more, Lacy retired in 2009 after suffering two consecutive losses.
Since retiring from boxing, Lacy has worked as a coach under Harry Edwards at the Petersburg Boxing Club in Petersburg, Florida. He has also done some work as a trainer alongside Peter Manfredo, Jr., including serving as an assistant coach at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where America finished fourth.
Edward Darwin Lacy Jr. (born June 2, 1990) is a free agent in the National Football League. He attended Alabama University and was a member of three BCS National Championship teams in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Lacy played running back for the Crimson Tide from 2008 to 2011. He finished his career with 2,934 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns.
Lacy entered the NFL draft following his junior season. He received an invitation to the NFL Combine where he performed all of the drills except the vertical jump. Lacy ran the 40-yard dash in 5.19 seconds and had a 31-inch vertical jump. At his pro day, he opted out of the remaining drills to avoid injury. Scout.com ranked him as the number one running back in the draft.
He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 24th pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Lacy started his rookie season as a backup to Marshawn Lynch before suffering a knee injury that required surgery. He returned for the final game of the regular season but did not record any statistics. Lacy was awarded the Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award after appearing in only 12 games due to injury.
After missing most of 2014 rehabilitating a hip injury, Lacy announced his retirement on January 11, 2015.
Following Calzaghe, Lacy had torn his rotator cuff and was hurt for the majority of the battle, it was found after the fight. Lacy underwent surgery for the injury and did not compete for a year following the fight. When he returned in 2008, he fought only one more time before retiring again at age 34.
In addition to being one of the best boxers of all time, Calzaghe is also known for his role as a trainer who helped many young fighters get their starts. Among them are Oscar De La Hoya, Paul Williams, and Michael Carbajal.
Calsgheey also managed to make some money during his career, though not as much as many people think. In fact, he made just over $300,000 during his career.
After retirement, Calzaghe went on to have a successful coaching career, helping many young fighters get into the sport. His first student was Scott Gammond, who later became a world champion in two different weights. Other notable students include Matthew Macklin and Andrew Lewis.
Calsgheey has also worked as a manager and promoter. He managed James Toney from 2001 to 2004 and promoted several fights including one between De La Hoya and Antonio Cermeno in 2007.