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Joe Calzaghe vs Roy Jones Jr fight will go ahead according to Enzo Calzaghe

Joe CalzagheEnzo Calzaghe has told Setanta Sports News that the fight between Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones Jr will go ahead in November, after the Welsh fighter's wrist injury led to the original September date being postponed. It was feared that Calzaghe would not be able to compete in the bout due to a hand injury, but Enzo, who doubles up as his father and trainer, confirmed that he will go through with the fight.

However, Calzaghe will need time to recover from his injury and the mammoth clash might have to be rescheduled for November to give him enough time to be ready.

"He [Joe] sprained his wrists on the pads," Calzaghe told Setanta Sports News.

"It's one of those things you never want to happen, but it's happened..

"When he woke up in the morning with a swollen wrist, I looked at it and it looked bloody awful. It is a sad thing it happened yesterday and he needs two or three weeks off before he starts punching again.

"Everybody's gutted about it. Joe's absolutely distraught. What can you do about it? You've got to have common sense in this game. At the end of the day at this level you need to be safe.

Article posted on 22.07.2008



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