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Last Updated: Friday, 16 November 2007, 14:54 GMT
Calzaghe laughs off Froch fight
Joe Calzaghe
Joe Calzaghe says he is not interested in fighting Carl Froch
Undisputed world super-middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe has laughed off talk of a fight with Carl Froch.

Undefeated Nottingham man Froch, 30, is up for a final eliminator for Calzaghe's newly won WBC crown.

Froch will face Russia's Denis Inkin in a title eliminator and believes a unification battle with Calzaghe is the fight that all Britain wants to see.

But Newbridge's Calzaghe described the prospect of an Anglo-Welsh clash against Froch as a "joke".

With my stock as high as it's ever been, it's a joke to think I'd fight Froch

Joe Calzaghe

Speaking after his victory over Robin Reid, Froch said: "I would like to think Joe will still be there when I get past Inkin.

"But he's talking about fighting Hopkins up at light-heavyweight now.

"For the moment, I want to keep that dream fight alive."

However, Calzaghe, writing in his column for the South Wales Argus, dismissed the chance of him facing the Nottinngham fighter.


"Coming off the biggest fight of my life and with my stock as high as it's ever been, it's a joke to think I'd fight Froch," said the 35-year-old WBO, WBA and WBC champion.

"His performance in beating Robin Reid was very poor in my opinion. Luckily for him Reid was a bit of an embarrassment and has now retired.

"I feel I've earned the right to go after the biggest fights possible and I have beaten everyone there is to beat at super-middleweight.

"If Froch fought Mikkel Kessler it'd be a very one-sided fight so what could I possibly get out of fighting Froch now?

"There would be zero interest in America and it'd be a fight I would need a lot of motivating for."

The Calzaghe Record
04 Nov 07 |  Boxing


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