Boxing: Show time for Calzaghe

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The Independent Online

Joe Calzaghe is set to take on the former International Boxing Federation super middleweight champion Charles Brewer when he defends his World Boxing Organisation crown for the 10th time on 9 February.

The 29-year-old Welshman is hoping to set up some lucrative bouts with America's top 12-stone fighters next year and sees Brewer as an ideal stepping stone for further establishing his reputation across the Atlantic. The fight is expected to be broadcast live by the cable network Showtime.

The promoter Frank Warren said: "Brewer is the name we are looking for. We have a great fight in the making.

"Brewer has a good record and has been in with some of the top names in the super middleweight division. In 37 wins, he has knocked out 26 opponents."