By Mark Vester
A possible fight between Undisputed super middleweight champ Joe Calzaghe and WBC/WBO middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik has gotten even further apart. Calzaghe's promoter Frank Warren has made it known that Pavlik would need to move up by nearly two-weight divisions to fight Calzaghe. He said the fight would have to take place at a catch-weight between 168 and 175. The probable weight being eyed is 170.
Although Calzaghe is still the holder of three super middleweight titles, he moved up to light heavyweight in April and won a close decision over Bernard Hopkins to become the recognized champion at 175. Based on Warren's comments, it doesn't appear that Calzaghe is moving back down to super middleweight.
“I’m not having my man kill himself to make the weight,” Warren told Ron Lewis. “It’s a great fight, it doesn’t need the belts.”
Pavlik has been in the running, but Calzaghe stated several weeks ago that former four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. is the heavy frontrunner to fight him in November.
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