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Boxing: Calzaghe eyeing Johnson clash

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posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 06:55 AM
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Promoter Frank Warren is confident he can deliver Joe Calzaghe a career defining fight against world light-heavyweight champion Glen Johnson in 2005. Jamaican veteran Johnson established himself as the number one in his division when outpointing Antonio Tarver in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Only the lightly-regarded IBO title was on the line, but both fighters had previously beaten American superstar Roy Jones and discarded more coveted belts to make Saturday night's bout possible. Calzaghe, 31, is ready to step up in weight after 15 successful defences of the WBO super-middleweight title he took off Chris Eubank in 1997.

Warren told his website, www.frankwarren.tv: "I spoke to Johnson's promoter Dan Goosen before he fought Tarver about getting the Calzaghe fight on, and he was very positive.

"I've sent him an e-mail and a fax out-lining our position, and I'm confident we can reach an agreement."

Johnson had been earmarked as a possible Calzaghe opponent after the 35-year-old claimed the IBF light-heavyweight title following a draw and a win against Sheffield's Clinton Woods. Calzaghe had to pull out of a prospective summer match-up due to a back injury however, and Johnson has since gone from strength to strength across the Atlantic.

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