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Hide still targeting Maccarinelli

Herbie Hide
Hide, from Norwich, is undefeated as a cruiserweight

Herbie Hide said he would fight Enzo Maccarinelli if given "proper notice" after declining to meet the Welshman in London on Saturday.

The Norwich fighter was offered the chance to face Maccarinelli for the vacant WBO cruiserweight title after Johnathon Banks withdrew with injury.

Hide said: "Give me six weeks as that is all I need to get myself into shape to beat this manufactured Welsh boy.

"If he wants to get his chin tested then let's do it with proper notice."

Former WBO heavyweight champion Hide, 37, is currently number two challenger for the WBC cruiserweight title and is likely to face Matt Godfrey in an eliminator in the new year.

He is bidding to become the first former heavyweight world champion to drop down and win a cruiserweight world title.

At least when I box for the WBC eliminator it will be between two worthy opponents

Herbie Hide

Maccarinelli will now fight Puerto Rican Francisco Alvarez at the ExCeL Arena, although Hide says he will not be watching.

"To think this fight is part of a pay-per-view show when you can watch Carl Froch boxing for free is beyond me," said Hide.

"I know where I will be and that will be at ringside watching Froch in his bid to win the WBC super-middleweight title against Jean Pascal.

"I will also be supporting my good friend Danny McIntosh who will be defending his English light-heavyweight title against Rod Anderton on the undercard.

"At least when I box for the WBC eliminator it will be between two worthy opponents, with the aim of boxing for a prestigious world title."

see also
Froch keen on Calzaghe & Taylor
04 Dec 08 |  Boxing


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