Sporting digest: Boxing

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The Independent Online
World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe could be out of action until October following an operation on his right wrist. It ends his hopes of defending his title against former World Boxing Council champion Robin Reid in Cardiff this summer. Meanwhile, Calzaghe yesterday won his appeal against a British Boxing Board of Control ruling that insisted he pay former managers Mickey Duff and Terry Lawless 25 per cent of his future purses. Calzaghe's managerial contract with the duo is null and void. Calzaghe's fine and Warren's reprimand have also been quashed.

Brighton's Scott Welch is set for a third attempt at the European heavyweight title on 22 August. Welch, the former World Boxing Organisation title challenger, will meet Germany's Axel Schulz for the vacant crown in Hamburg.