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barryboy
01-11-2005, 08:45 AM
Calzaghe withdraws from defence

Joe Calzaghe was scheduled to make his 16th title defence
Joe Calzaghe has withdrawn from his WBO super middleweight title defence on 11 February in Manchester.
The Welshman has cited a lack of preparation time for the fight against an unnamed opponent and is scheduled to return in March.

The event will now be headlined by local super featherweight Michael Gomez and is hoped to include amateur boxers.

It will be the first ever pro-am bill and should include the likes of Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan.

However, promoter Frank Warren is still in talks with the Amateur Boxing Association with regard to staging up to four amateur bouts at the MEN Arena.

Gomez's fellow Mancunian Stephen Foster Jnr is also set to contest the WBU featherweight title on the same card.

In his column for the South Wales Argus last week, Calzaghe claimed he would be fighting on 11 February and said that "...rumours that Frank Warren wants the defence to be put back to March and April are just that".

Rough-house fighter Antwun Echols had been in negotiations with the Calzaghe camp, but it now appears the 33-year-old American was unable to agree a deal with Warren.

Scott Pemberton and Mario Veit - who Calzaghe beat in one round almost four years ago - had also been touted as possible foes, but neither would have been suitably exciting to the boxing public.


What a fanny, if he's not pulling out of fights or getting 'injured' they're being postponed, both the Echols and Pemberton fights could have been exciting brawls though it looks as if Frankie boy may have something to do with this but still the fighter should be the boss and have the final say on when he fights :rolleyes:

elveiel
01-11-2005, 09:33 AM
Calzaghe withdraws from defence

Joe Calzaghe was scheduled to make his 16th title defence
Joe Calzaghe has withdrawn from his WBO super middleweight title defence on 11 February in Manchester.
The Welshman has cited a lack of preparation time for the fight against an unnamed opponent and is scheduled to return in March.

The event will now be headlined by local super featherweight Michael Gomez and is hoped to include amateur boxers.

It will be the first ever pro-am bill and should include the likes of Olympic silver medallist Amir Khan.

However, promoter Frank Warren is still in talks with the Amateur Boxing Association with regard to staging up to four amateur bouts at the MEN Arena.

Gomez's fellow Mancunian Stephen Foster Jnr is also set to contest the WBU featherweight title on the same card.

In his column for the South Wales Argus last week, Calzaghe claimed he would be fighting on 11 February and said that "...rumours that Frank Warren wants the defence to be put back to March and April are just that".

Rough-house fighter Antwun Echols had been in negotiations with the Calzaghe camp, but it now appears the 33-year-old American was unable to agree a deal with Warren.

Scott Pemberton and Mario Veit - who Calzaghe beat in one round almost four years ago - had also been touted as possible foes, but neither would have been suitably exciting to the boxing public.


What a fanny, if he's not pulling out of fights or getting 'injured' they're being postponed, both the Echols and Pemberton fights could have been exciting brawls though it looks as if Frankie boy may have something to do with this but still the fighter should be the boss and have the final say on when he fights :rolleyes:

Thats annoying, i like Gomez but only as an undercard fighter so i doubt i'll be going now.

Maybe the better deals couldnt be made so he thought he'd try to avoid the mandatory by saying he isnt prepared. He's known about this fight for a long time and there still a months until it happened.

The only way i'll be happy is if he fights Johnson in April.

dustymoo
01-11-2005, 09:42 AM
I agree. I'm a massive Calzaghe fan. I'd go so far as to say he's the best Super-Middle, Light-Heavy in the world. But he pisses me off cancelling all the time. Maybe it's a motivation thing? If he gets the fights he deserves, i.e; Tarver, Johnson, maybe even beat Ottke up again for a laugh, he might be more up for it?

Drug Fiend
01-11-2005, 11:16 AM
I agree. I'm a massive Calzaghe fan. I'd go so far as to say he's the best Super-Middle, Light-Heavy in the world. But he pisses me off cancelling all the time. Maybe it's a motivation thing? If he gets the fights he deserves, i.e; Tarver, Johnson, maybe even beat Ottke up again for a laugh, he might be more up for it?
hes fought ottke???
i thought that was the fight that never happened :confused:

anyway calzaghe imo is the best established fighter the uk
has at the moment but hes throwing it all away.

if in doubt fight...not ***** ass around

and yet again warren is involved.

ShotgunSeanK
01-11-2005, 12:00 PM
calzaghes never fought ottke! did he fight him as an amateur then?

dustymoo
01-11-2005, 02:19 PM
My humblest apologies, i meant Omar Sheiker. (reminder to self, dont go on forum pissed). Mind you, dont think Ottke would prove too much of a problem. But the Welsh tit would probably get injured again? What an annoying talent?
(i'm also Welsh, so please dont bite my head off for that)

onikami
01-11-2005, 03:07 PM
Blame it all on Frank Warren.

jabsRstiff
01-11-2005, 03:37 PM
It's just so easy to hate Joe Calzaghe.

He should retire.

onikami
01-11-2005, 03:39 PM
He should leave Warren and the UK and seek his fortune in the USA.

jabsRstiff
01-11-2005, 03:44 PM
He should leave Warren and the UK and seek his fortune in the USA.


No, thanks.....we don't want him.

- Evil -
01-11-2005, 03:59 PM
No, thanks.....we don't want him.

:D

Calzaghe's a entertaining fighter, he just need some decent opponents.

jabsRstiff
01-11-2005, 04:02 PM
:D

Calzaghe's a entertaining fighter, he just need some decent opponents.

He's been in the spotlight for how long now (?), & has yet to make a significant move .

Most American fight fans will watch him....in hopes of seeing him get KO'd.
I'm one of them.

- Evil -
01-11-2005, 04:09 PM
He's been in the spotlight for how long now (?), & has yet to make a significant move .

Most American fight fans will watch him....in hopes of seeing him get KO'd.
I'm one of them.

Calzaghe beat the best guy some years ago but he hasnt done much since. Ottke was the only person he could fight and he kept *****ing out, now he's retired!!

The best he could fight a super middle is Green(i'd like that fight) and Lacy(a 17 fight novice)

I just hope he moves up weight and fights someone good, i know Americans(for some reason :confused: ) like a champ to fight in the US, so i'd like him to go there and change your mind.

He's not blessed with skill but he's definitly a world class fighter.

Atman
01-11-2005, 04:23 PM
Tarver, Johnson, maybe even beat Ottke up again for a laugh, he might be more up for it?

He certainly doesn't deserve to fight Glen Johnson. He pulled out of a Johnson fight twice, and now that Glen's hot he wants to fight him. If I was Johnson I'd laugh in his face

- Evil -
01-11-2005, 05:32 PM
He certainly doesn't deserve to fight Glen Johnson. He pulled out of a Johnson fight twice, and now that Glen's hot he wants to fight him. If I was Johnson I'd laugh in his face

Johnson pulled out the second time to fight rjj, at least Calzaghe pulled out though an "injury". If Calzaghe doesnt deserve a shot at Johnson then boxing is ****ed up!!

He obviously deserves a shot at his title, Johnsons had a good year but Calzaghe's had a good career, Johnson's a journeyman come good and Calzaghe has ruled a division for years.

Johnson vs Calzaghe is a good fight, i'm sure Johnson will do it for the money.

Toller
01-11-2005, 08:18 PM
Personally, I don't think there's any significant fights for Johnson other than a Tarver rematch or a fight against Calzaghe. But he'd probably want serious cash and some up front to face Calzaghe and Frank is unlikely to agree to that.

Calzaghe definitely had a lot of talent and I was once hopeful he'd achieve great things, but his career has gone down the drain. I reckon he's past his best now, not that it matters with the calibre of opposition he's been facing.

Kimmy
01-12-2005, 12:00 PM
Joe`s had hand problems his whole career, it stems from the force he puts behind the blows. If he boxed more he may not be injured as much, i wish he`d stop fighting for teh fans and trying to get a KO and thought about himself a bit more and his career. We know Joe`s power, no one has ever bounced Chris Eubank around a ring untill Joe fought him. He also smashed Omar Shekia up quite easy too. He does deserve his mega fight but no one will go near him, he is too much of a risk!

dustymoo
01-12-2005, 03:20 PM
At last, someone who knows something about Calzaghe (Kimmy). Johnson pulled out the Calzaghe fight, not the other way around. Like Kimmy said, it is far too much of a risk for the likes of Johnson, Tarver, and even Jones Jr has done his ducking. Not for the money they will receive. So they continue to fight among themselves for mega money.

jabsRstiff
01-12-2005, 03:25 PM
No fighter in the world fears Joe Calzaghe.
Just not possible.

He's been "ducked" by no one.

L-DJ-B
01-12-2005, 03:36 PM
No fighter in the world fears Joe Calzaghe.
Just not possible.

He's been "ducked" by no one.

Hopkins, Ottke ???

jabsRstiff
01-12-2005, 03:47 PM
Maybe Ottke did....but I don't know why he would.

As for Hopkins....
No way Hopkins ducked Calzaghe

elveiel
01-13-2005, 04:17 AM
Maybe Ottke did....but I don't know why he would.

As for Hopkins....
No way Hopkins ducked Calzaghe

Word was Hopkins agreed the fight, then called the next day asking for double the money.

Hopkins is known for talking his way out of fights against bigger men.

Its a shame because Hopkins vs Calzaghe would be a good match.

RobbieD
01-14-2005, 07:23 PM
Roy Jones Jnr also asked for $9 million to fight Calzaghe and when they spoke about putting it in Cardiff's Millenium Stadium to finance any fight (not sayingat that price tag though), Jones Jnr took other options like Clinton Woods.

stuvin
01-17-2005, 06:14 PM
am suprised calzage's got kids the amount of times hes pulled out

barryboy
01-17-2005, 07:29 PM
:D Quality.