Joe Calzaghe CBE and Darren Barker launch a Global Sports Management company called International Sports Group (ISG)
Cardiff, Wales On Wednesday 19th January 2022 at midday in the Enzo Calzaghe MBE boxing gym in Newbridge, South Wales a new boxing sports management company was launched by Joe Calzaghe CBE and Darren Barker called International Sports Group (ISG) the message they want to convey, is that the company is For Champions by Champions.
International Sports Group is a new Sports Management Group created by two great friends and sporting superstars Joe Calzaghe MBE, CBE and Darren Barker.
They have both experienced all the trials and triumphs that the boxing world has offered. They want to help future boxing champions achieve their goals with the best all round guidance and support. There is no denying the strength in contacts and connections that Joe Calzaghe CBE and Darren Barker have globally. ISG states that every possible need is met for the fighter they manage and represent. Joe Calzaghe CBE and Darren Barker are keen to create the perfect environment to develop a stable of world champions.
“We always begin managing fighters with the end in mind and pave the way for them with the best fights, opportunities and challenges. This is so that they can enjoy the moment and focus on what matters now. We understand that as managers we can only take people as far as we ourselves have gone. The experience we both have as former World Champions is unrivalled , this helps us to guide fighters to avoid the pitfalls, wrong turns and to leverage every opportunity fully.
Most boxers only reach 20% of their potential and capacity due to having the wrong people around them and in their corner, we are ready to change that. This is about creating something with high integrity and honesty, for fighters that want their management team to be in the ring with them and International Sports Group ISG are ready.” Founders Joe Calzaghe CBE and Darren Barker
A percentage from every purse will be given to The British Boxing Board of Control which is a charitable trust set up to look after past fighters that want to reconnect or have fallen on hard times, current fighters to increase safety and to support future fighters every step of the way.
“To us this is more than just a business. We have both had life changing experiences because of boxing and we want to give back to a great sport.” Darren Barker
International Sports Group (ISG) have had financial backing from an investor and reputable businessman called David Rothwell. David Rothwell is the director of the Sydney based Winten Property Group. Winten Property Group is a family owned company which has been operating for fifty years. The group is currently working on 24 projects within Australia with an end value of around $2bn AUD. David is forty eight years old and is married with three children, they live at Whale Beach on Sydney’s northern shoreline.
International Sports Group ISG have announced their first signing on Twitter too https://twitter.com/isg_management/status/1484217857458249733?s=21