Calzaghe fight vow by Sheika

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Omar Sheika says he will make Joe Calzaghe pay for a year of frustration when the pair finally meet for Calzaghe's World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title at Wembley on 12 August.

Omar Sheika says he will make Joe Calzaghe pay for a year of frustration when the pair finally meet for Calzaghe's World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title at Wembley on 12 August.

Sheika's meeting with the unbeaten Welshman has been postponed three times - twice because of Calzaghe's succession of injuries then for the third time at the end of January when David Starie jumped the queue for an all-British showdown on Mike Tyson's British debut undercard.

"I'm sure he was ducking me," said Sheika, a Palestinian-American who has won all but one of his 21 professional bouts. "Three injuries, back-to-back? I believe he was worried about me and tried to frustrate me, get on my nerves... I'm already a champion without the belt."

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