Sporting Digest: Boxing

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Joe Calzaghe, of Wales, has pulled out of his World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title defence against Paraguay's Juan Carlos Gimenez in Cardiff on 21 March with a damaged wrist. The rest of bill has been switched to York Hall, Bethnal Green, and will be headlined by Mark Prince, the unbeaten International Boxing Federation and WBO Inter-Continental light-heavyweight champion.

Ulster's Ray Close has pulled out of his contest with the International Boxing Organisation super-middleweight champion, Mads Larsen, on 20 March in Aarhus, Denmark, after injuring his back. No new date has yet been scheduled.

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