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Francesco Pianeta Expects a Tough Fight From McCall

By Luke Furman

47-year-old former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (56-11, 37 KOs) had no problem stepping in on short notice to replace Frans Botha, who was scheduled to face undefeated Francesco Pianeta (25-0-1, 14 KOs) this Wednesday in Frankfurt.

Last year, McCall was scheduled to face Mariusz Wach, but he couldn't pass the medical examination. McCall is said to be in much better shape.

"Oliver McCall is a boxer similar to Botha, and has similar dimensions. Oliver has great ring experience and he's regarding in the world rankings. I think that a difficult task is waiting for me in Frankfurt," Pianeta said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FUC_U_PAYME on 05-16-2012

how is he still fighting

Comment by BostonGuy on 05-16-2012

Will pay up to a billion points and increase karma x 100 for a stream. thanks.

Comment by BostonGuy on 05-16-2012

Bump for today....

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-15-2012

[QUOTE=Cloud;12128824]It's been picking up for the past year now. It isn't the 1990's but it's picking up. Heavyweight's are beginning to take risks. Can only mean good fun.[/QUOTE] If by taking a risk you mean Pianeta fighting a 47 year…

Comment by Cloud on 05-15-2012

[QUOTE=DeadLikeMe;12128819]Am I being crazy or has the heavyweight division been seeming a bit less putrid lately?[/QUOTE] It's been picking up for the past year now. It isn't the 1990's but it's picking up. Heavyweight's are beginning to take risks. Can…

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