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Last Updated: Monday, 31 January, 2005, 15:14 GMT
Magee aims for Belfast comeback
Eamonn Magee was badly injured in a gang beating
Eamonn Magee has not fought since December 2003
Belfast's Eamonn Magee is set to return to the ring in his home city on 18 March on a King's Hall bill which could also feature Joe Calzaghe.

Magee's career was thought to be over when a gang attack left him with horrendous leg injuries in March 2004.

But he has made a miraculous recovery and plans the first defence of the WBU welterweight title he won back in December 2003.

Including Calzaghe on the bill would mean quite a night for Belfast fans.

Calzaghe is due to defend the WBO super-middleweight title on 18 March but his preferred venue of Cardiff International Arena is not available on that date.

Magee, now 33, has said that, after a couple of defences of the WBU welterweight crown, he could go back to light-welterweight again to fight Junior Witter or Ricky Hatton.

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