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Warren hopes for Calzaghe reconciliation

John Rawling Guardian.co.uk 25.06.2008 03:51
Calzaghe celebrates his victory over Bernard Hopkins. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Calzaghe celebrates his victory over Bernard Hopkins. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images


Frank Warren said last night he would be meeting with Joe Calzaghe in an attempt to save his fighter-promoter relationship with the Welshman after Calzaghe shocked the boxing world by announcing that he would be operating as a free agent as he contemplates what might be the final fight of his career against Roy Jones' Jnr later this year.



Calzaghe, 36, who is estimated to have made in the region of £20 million during his years with Warren, became WBO world super-middleweight champion in 1997 when he defeated Chris Eubank before going on to defend versions of the world title on 21 occasions over the next ten years, but only achieved world fame late in his career.

Victory over Denmark's Mikkel Kessler last November established Calzaghe as undisputed world number one in the super-middleweight division, but it was his brilliant win over the American Jeff Lacy in March 2006 that first awakened the US audience to his ability, and that marketability was underlined in April when he featured in Las Vegas for the first time, scoring a split decision victory over veteran light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins.


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