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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 June 2003, 22:57 GMT 23:57 UK
Calzaghe races to impressive win

Joe Calzaghe and Byron Mitchell exchange early blows

Two-times WBA champion Byron Mitchell is expected to provide Joe Calzaghe a stern test, with many predicting a lengthy fight

Byron Mitchell lands a right hook to knock Joe Calzaghe down

Calzaghe gets caught by a short right hook from Mitchell and hits the canvas for the first time in his career

Joe Calzaghe gets up off his knees after being knocked down by Byron Mitchell

The Cardiff crowd are stunned as Calzaghe gets to his feet again determined to show his class

Joe Calzaghe lays into his oppenent with the jab

The Welshman responds with a furious flurry of blows to his American opponent's head, leaving him unsteady on his feet

Joe Calzaghe lands more punches on Byron Mitchell

Calzaghe senses victory is close and carries on pummeling Mitchell with the end of the second round approaching

Joe Calzaghe turns away and celebrates as the fight is stopped

The champion soaks up the adulation of the crowd as the referee steps in to stop the fight as Mitchell stumbles into the ropes

Joe Calzaghe celebrates victory over Byron Mitchell

Calzaghe retains his WBO super middleweight title in an explosive two rounds of high-class boxing



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