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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 March, 2005, 15:43 GMT
Woods sets sights on Jones clash
Clinton Woods celebrates his win over Rico Hoye
Newly-crowned IBF light heavyweight champion Clinton Woods is setting his sights on a summer rematch against Roy Jones Jr in Sheffield.

Woods' management team are confident of landing Jones for a planned title defence in June.

The bout would give Woods the chance of revenge after he lost to Jones in Portland three years ago.

"I don't think they have any problems about coming over here," said Woods' manager Dennis Hobson.

"It would be a nice coup for us if we could get Jones over here and we have spoken about doing a deal.

"I would love to make that fight. He is a massive name and I really like Clinton's chances this time."

Jones has been considering his future in the sport after defeats to Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson last year.
However there are other options open to Woods, who won the title at the fourth time of asking by beating Rico Hoye on 5 March.

Woods could have a third meeting with Johnson, who beat him for the IBF title last year, while also fitting in a mandatory defence against one of his two leading contenders Montell Griffin and Julio Gonzalez.

However Hobson has played down stories of a clash with WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe.

"We are not looking at Calzaghe. We have got a lot of options and we do not have to chase after people at the moment," added Hobson.




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