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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.

606: DEBATE

"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."

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The Calzaghe Record
04 Nov 07 |  Boxing


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