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Rumors: Joe Calzaghe Comeback Fight Being Shopped?

By Rick Reeno

According to some of my top contacts in the UK, one of the bigger rumors floating around involves a possible Joe Calzaghe (46-0, 32KOs) ring return. Calzaghe retired in early 2009, and since then he's been battered in the press over his wild post-retirement lifestyle, which includes recreational use of cocaine.

Based on the word going around, BoxingScene.com was advised that soccer agent Barry Silkman has been trying to shop a Calzaghe comeback to the major UK television networks. Calzaghe, who fought nearly his entire career in the UK, made a strange decision to have the final two fights of his career on American soil. There was a minor backlash from his fans who were unable to attend his final fight in 2008, against Roy Jones Jr. in New York's Madison Square Garden.

The retired Robin Reid was mentioned by one source as a possible comeback opponent. Reid retired in 2007 after Carl Froch stopped him in five rounds. Reid toyed with the idea of a ring return in 2008 and 2009, but he never actually came out of retirement. For a rematch with Calzaghe, I'm sure he would come out of retirement in a flash.

I'm not sure if Silkman is on his own here, or Calzaghe is somehow involved. The Welsh fighter had vowed to never return, but he left the door open by stating in several interviews that a sizable financial opportunity would make him reconsider his decision to never fight again. After he retired, he planned to focus on his promotional company. Unfortunately his promotional company has been a bust.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by medium-deek on 04-21-2010

[QUOTE=SoldierWarrior;8149143]Its a rematch people said Reid deserved. At this point in Reid's career I see Calzaghe stopping him.[/QUOTE] Nah. It defo a planned warm up fight. Deserves doesn't come into it. Reid is easy pickings and I dont mind it…

Comment by medium-deek on 04-21-2010

why the **** would anyone want him to fight that ****ing boring as **** Hopkins? Jesus. that guy is one of the most dullest/boring fighter alive. Jow would be chasing that cheating bernard around the ring all night. Yawn. Only…

Comment by SoldierWarrior on 04-21-2010

[QUOTE=medium-deek;8149130]This is bullshit. Why return for Reid? If indeed he does, then I can only image it to be a warm up for a bigger fight. But to return for Reid alone, well, then as a Calzaghe fan I would…

Comment by medium-deek on 04-21-2010

This is bullshit. Why return for Reid? If indeed he does, then I can only image it to be a warm up for a bigger fight. But to return for Reid alone, well, then as a Calzaghe fan I would…

Comment by norway on 04-21-2010

Joe beat Hopkins so bad a rematch would make absolutely no sense. Pluss Hopkins ran a night and will run even more if a rematch is made. Stay retired and enjoy your post fight life. Party as much as you…

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