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Newz Forum: BOXING: McCline Wants Shot at Heavyweight Title

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posted on May, 11 2004 @ 10:42 AM
Heavyweight contender Jameel McCline wants the International Boxing Federation to reverse an earlier decision and make him the mandatory challenger for IBF champion Chris Byrd's next title defense.

The IBF last week decided that Byrd could go ahead with a rematch with Andrew Golota before fighting McCline.

McCline's attorney claims the only reason the IBF approved the rematch was because Don King promotes both Byrd and Golota. He asked the IBF to reconsider its decision.

The IBF did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

McCline became the IBF No. 1 contender last month.

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