Joe Calzaghe relaunched his super-middleweight career with an easy second- round victory in Bristol on Tuesday night against the Midlands champion, Carlos Christie, who was knocked down four times, then counted out when floored for a fifth. Christie, who was a late replacement for the Spaniard Jose Bayon, was not the challenge that Calzaghe had hoped for: "This was just too easy. I like to test myself and enjoy my boxing. As soon as I hit him, I knew he would fall. In a way, it was a no-win situation," he said.
Adrian Morgan, formerly one of Britain's leading referees, has died suddenly at the age of 68. An 'A' star official for the British Boxing Board of Control for a decade before his retirement in 1993, Morgan officiated all over the world for the World Boxing Council and the European Boxing Union.