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Newz Forum: BOXING: Farnell to defend WBU crown

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posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 03:27 PM
Anthony Farnell will defend his WBU middleweight title this Saturday at Manchester's MEN Arena following Joe Calzaghe's withdrawal through injury.

Calzaghe was due to fight IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson before a back injury intervened.

Farnell, who reclaimed the title by beating Scotland's Lawrence Murphy in March, will face British based Portuguese fighter Eugenio Montero.

Ricky Hatton's fight against Argentine Carlos Vilches tops the bill.

Farnell said: "Once I heard of Joe's injury I called Frank straight away asking if I could get on the show and make a defence of my title.

"I've fought with Ricky on shows plenty of times before and we give the crowd what they want and that's excitement, action and knockouts.

"I'm in great shape and looking forward to the show and retaining my title."

Story from BBC SPORT:

Published: 2004/06/08 11:33:58 GMT


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