Maccarinelli vs Sellers On Calzaghe-Kessler Undercard

WBO World Cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli is preparing for war after being paired with power-punching monster Ezra Sellers for his next title defence. The 27-year-old Swansea fighter will meet highly-experienced KO specialist Sellers on November 3 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff in a fight to be televised live and exclusively on Setanta Sports..

It will be chief support to Joe Calzaghe's WBO/WBA/WBC Super-Middleweight world title match up with Mikkel Kessler.

Maccarinelli is currently 27-1 with 20 victories early, and has already made two defences of his WBO crown.

Sellers will be best remembered by British boxing fans for having Carl Thompson on the floor four times en route to a stunning fourth round KO in a cruiserweight world title victory.

And he also put defensive genius Johnny Nelson on the deck in a challenge for the WBO crown in Denmark.

Southpaw Sellers, from Washington DC, USA, has finished 25 of his 28 victims inside the distance.

"Wayne Braithwaite, my last opponent, was a dynamite puncher and it looks like I've got another big hitter in Sellers," said Maccarinelli.

"I've seen some of his knockouts and it makes for frightening viewing, but I'm confident I will win the fight and cement my position as the number one cruiserweight in the world.

"Although Sellers punches like a kicking horse, I think I punch harder, and that will give me the edge.

"Over the next 12 months I want to unify the cruiserweight division, and I'm not going to let Sellers shatter my dream.

"It's more than likely I'll have to go into the trenches like I did against Braithwaite, and I can guarantee all my fans I'll soak up his best and come roaring back twice as hard.

"With Calzaghe-Kessler on the top of the bill, it's going to be an amazing night for Welsh boxing."

Speaking from America, Sellers said: "Enzo's a great fighter but I'm not sure how good his chin is.

"We'll find out when I start landing my bombs on it, and he ain't going to be able to take my power.

"I regularly knock out heavyweights in sparring, so beating up Maccarinelli won't take me too long."

Tickets for the show, priced between 40 and 500, are available from See Tickets: 0870 060 3794,

You can catch the Calzaghe vs. Kessler fight exclusively live on Setanta Sports 1 on Saturday, November 3rd from 8.15pm. Visit or call 08712 0042 54 for more information.

Article posted on 13.10.2007

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