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Seven days before the first Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler fight in 2010 the trouble started when the fight was postponed, Froch gained 7lb at a barbecue, his elbow was injured and his eardrum was damaged.

Boxing: Calzaghe and Takaloo face critical test of talent

Welshman's WBO super-middleweight title defence should lead to Hopkins bout while Margate maverick meets tough Puerto Rican

BOXING: Tyson's UK fight sells out within two days

IT TOOK little more than 48 hours to sell out Mike Tyson's British debut in Manchester on 29 January. All 21,000 tickets that were available on Saturday morning for his fight against Julius Francis at the MEN Arena - backed by Joe Calzaghe's World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title defence against David Starie - were gone by noon on Monday.

Boxing: Calzaghe shapes up for Sheika

JOE CALZAGHE has received the all-clear on an elbow injury and can now make the fifth defence of his World Boxing Organisation super-middle-weight title against Omar Sheika at the Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes on 30 October.

Boxing: Nelson eyes chance to impress

JOHNNY NELSON has been handed a surprise opportunity by the promoter Frank Warren - and the World Boxing Organisation cruiserweight champion intends to leave Las Vegas with his status enhanced in America.

Boxing: Calzaghe's father fired as trainer

ENZO CALZAGHE launched a furious counter-attack last night after being dropped as trainer to his son, the world super-middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe.

Boxing: New date for Hamed

NASEEM HAMED'S next World Boxing Organisation featherweight title defence looks set to be moved to 6 November, probably in Las Vegas. The planned unification bout with Mexico's World Boxing Council champion, Caesar Soto, will be moved from 2 October if Mike Tyson's comeback appearance is staged on that date.

Sport on TV: World Cup disappears down Murdoch's plughole

IT'S BEEN a bad week. Being a sour bunch, critics are always happiest when indulging in a good kicking, and the return on Monday of On Side, a favourite bete noire, had me giddy with anticipation. I was, however, cruelly cheated.

Boxing: Calzaghe's left hand causing concern

JOE CALZAGHE says he will never again take risks with his career as he prepares to make his American debut in Atlantic City on 7 August. Because of a painful left hand, the Welshman admits he did not have any sparring in the build-up to his World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title defence against Rick Thornberry at the Cardiff International Arena on Saturday.

Boxing: Calzaghe aims to put his point

JOE CALZAGHE is a frustrated man - but that could all be about to change. The unbeaten World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight champion has long been touted by his manager, Frank Warren, as the fighter for the millennium, with the promise that he would earn pounds 10m before his career ends.

Boxing: Collins finally decides to retire

STEVE COLLINS, the former double world champion, has finally ended his career. Dubliner Collins, 34, took the decision following a brain scan at Homerton Hospital, east London.

Boxing: Collapse puts an end to Collins' comeback

STEVE COLLINS, the 34-year-old former world champion, has been "shocked into retirement" after he collapsed during a sparring session. The Irishman made his decision after falling face down on the canvas during a work-out with the British middleweight champion, Howard Eastman, at the Lennox Lewis gymnasium in London.

Boxing: Woodhall severs links with Warren

ANOTHER WORLD champion has severed links with Frank Warren. Richie Woodhall, holder of the World Boxing Council super-middleweight title, has departed after less than two years in the promoter's stable.

Boxing: Bruno believes in power of Lewis

Boxing: Experts divided on outcome of world heavyweight unification bout but agree that Briton's power is the key

Boxing must never ignore the safety factor

WHENEVER A tragedy occurs in boxing, it is certain to be said that even greater efforts must be made to ensure that fighters do not put their lives at risk from dehydration.

Boxing: Reid aims to take Calzaghe's title

ROBIN REID has warned Joe Calzaghe to stay focused on the present and let the future take care of itself - or risk losing his world super- middleweight title.
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