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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 October 2007, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Calzaghe hungry for twin titles
Joe Calzaghe
Calzaghe will be roared on by a large crowd in Cardiff
Welsh wizard Joe Calzaghe is relishing the chance to capture two more belts when he faces unbeaten Mikkel Kessler of Denmark in Cardiff on 3 November.

Calzaghe, the WBO super middleweight champion for the last 10 years, tests Kessler's 39-fight unbeaten record.

Victory at the Millennium Stadium would add the WBC and WBA belts to his WBO title.

"The best Joe Calzaghe beats anybody in the world and I am going to be at my best," the 35-year-old commented.

Over 50,000 are expected to witness the latest chapter in the Calzaghe story in Cardiff.

His unbeaten stretch spans 43 fights, 20 of which have been as WBO champion.

Kessler has won 29 of his bouts by knockout but Calzaghe believes he has the necessary capabilities to beat the 28-year-old Dane.

"I can adapt my style in any way required and I think Kessler is one-dimensional," he said. "He's a very good European-style fighter and I think his style suits me fine.


In the build-up to the keenly anticipated showdown, Kessler attempted to ruffle Calzaghe by labelling the Welshman a weak puncher.

But Calzaghe retorted: "I'm going to take him to a place he's never been.

"I love the fact he says I can't punch. I love that false sense of security he's got that I'm going to smash out of him."

Calzaghe is adamant he will not lose focus at any point and said: "I know that if I am not at my best and I do not perform I will lose.

"I'm never over-confident. Over-confidence is a weakness because it stops you training as hard as you should.

"It has happened to fighters like Naseem Hamed and Lennox Lewis. Complacency beats fighters."

The Calzaghe Record
05 Mar 06 |  Boxing

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