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Joe Calzaghe to sue promoter Frank Warren for 1.8m

Joe Calzaghe
Calzaghe retired undefeated in February 2009

Former world champion Joe Calzaghe is suing his ex-manager and promoter Frank Warren for £1.8m.

The sum was awarded to Calzaghe by the High Court last March after he won an action for unpaid fees he claimed he was owed by Sports NetWork Limited.

He has yet to receive any of the money, which relates to some of his share of profits from his fight against Bernard Hopkins in 2008.

The date for the new case at the High Court has yet to be confirmed.

During the 2009 hearing, Sports Network Limited, for whom Warren was chief executive, unsuccessfully claimed that the former world super-middleweight champion owed the company £1m for breaking a verbal contract to have one more fight and was ordered to pay Calzaghe £1.8m, plus interest and costs.

Sports Network Limited went into administration a month after the hearing.

BBC Radio 5 live's boxing correspondent Mike Costello said Calzaghe's claim "is that Warren deliberately ran down the company to avoid making payment.

"Warren denies the allegation, and the case is expected to be heard after 30 June.

"The money owed relates to Calzaghe's share of the profits from his fight with Bernard Hopkins almost two years ago."

Calzaghe, 37, retired unbeaten in February 2009 after winning all 46 of his professional fights.

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Warren company in administration
30 Apr 09 |  Boxing

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