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Newz Forum: BOXING: Veit set as Calzaghe's heir

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posted on May, 9 2004 @ 06:56 PM
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Mario Veit beat Egypt's Kabary Salem to become the interim World Boxing Organisation super middleweight champion. The German won a split decision in the fight in Dortmund on Saturday.
 


Current WBO champion Joe Calzaghe challenges Glengoffe Johnson for the IBF light heavyweight crown on 5 June in Manchester.

Should he win that fight and choose to stay at light heavyweight, Weit will be declared the new WBO super middleweight champion.

Calzaghe destroyed Veit within a round when he challenged for the Welshman's title three years ago.

But that is the only blemish on the German's 44-fight record, and he has won 13 times since that defeat.

WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei, a possible future opponent for Calzaghe, defeated the previously unbeaten Argentine Hugo Garay in his first defence.

He claimed a majority decision on the same bill as Veit.



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