Sporting Digest: Boxing

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Chris Eubank has ended his feud with Naseem Hamed by becoming an adviser to the World Boxing Organisation featherweight champion. Eubank, a former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion said: "I spoke to George Foreman one day and he told me if I felt wronged by Naz I had to put that behind me and help the kid along. George told me to hug him and take him in. My relationship with him [Hamed] is to advise him on certain things. I've spoken to him about things in terms of carrying yourself in a proper fashion. Boxing is a business in which you have to enthral and infuriate. You have got to be controversial but also show you are human."

Joe Calzaghe, the undefeated Welshman, and the Manchester-based Robin Reid are to fight for the World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight world title at Newcastle's Telewest Arena on Saturday 13 February. On the same bill, the current holder of the World Boxing Council super-middleweight crown, Richie Woodhall, will meet the Italian Vincenzo Nardiello; Herbie Hide, the WBO heavyweight champion, will fight Texan Orlin Norris while Johnny Nelson is to meet Bruce Scott, the Commonwealth and British champion, for the WBO cruiserweight title.

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