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Last Updated: Monday, 28 August 2006, 12:54 GMT 13:54 UK
Calzaghe hopes for Woods defeat
Joe Calzaghe
Calzaghe is still undefeated in 41 contests
Joe Calzaghe wants veteran Glen Johnson to beat Clinton Woods in their IBF light heavyweight title clash in order to set up a lucrative fight.

Calzaghe has reached a "provisional agreement" to fight Johnson if he wins, while there has also been interest from the Woods camp in a potential meeting.

"Maybe I want Johnson to win because he's a bigger name in America - he's knocked out Roy Jones," said Calzaghe.

"Woods would be a good fight but it wouldn't mean much worldwide."

Dennis Hobson, Woods' promoter, said he had offered Calzaghe 1.5m to move up to light heavyweight and face Woods.

Calzaghe, who normally fights at super-middleweight, said he viewed Woods v Johnson on Saturday as a "50-50 fight".

"Johnson is not getting any younger while Clinton has the title now so I think he has grown in confidence and he's improved slightly as a fighter," said Calzaghe.

"I honestly think it's a 50-50 fight."

Calzaghe unified the WBO and IBF super middleweight titles against Jeff Lacy earlier this year and will return to action against Sakio Bika in October following injury.

Calzaghe pulls out of July bout
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