Former professional boxer Joe, was born in London to a Welsh mother and an Italian father, and the family moved to Wales when he was two. His father encouraged him to start boxing at the age of nine, although he was also a keen footballer, but during his teenage years, boxing was to become his main pursuit. He won four schoolboy ABA titles and then went on to win three senior British ABA titles. Turning professional in 1993, he was Young Boxer of the Year in 1995, and subsequently held the WBO super middleweight title for over 10 years until moving up to the light-heavyweight level. At his retirement in February 2009, he was Britains only undefeated world boxing champion.
Joe will be competing in the seventh series of Strictly Come Dancing, and has been partnered with Kristina Rihanoff.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Tango Cite Tango 2 5 5 4 16
1 Cha Cha Cha Chain of Fools 2 5 5 4 16
3 Paso doble Livin' On A Prayer 3 5 6 5 19
4 Foxtrot Feeling Good 3 6 6 5 20
5 Jive Rock This Town 4 6 6 5 21


Week 5 - Jive


Week 4 - Foxtrot


Week 3 - Paso doble


Week 1 - Cha Cha Cha


Week 1 - Tango