Willie Limond's Madison Square Garden Fight Postponed

Willie Limond is absolutely gutted that his dream chance to fight in Madison Square Garden has been postponed due to an injury sustained by headline act Joe Calzaghe. Limond was due to face American-based Ukrainian Dmitriy Salita in the famous New York venue on September 20 on the undercard of Calzaghe’s bout with Roy Jones Jr., but the Welshman’s wrist injury has forced the whole show to be put back to November..

Limond said: “I’m very disappointed that my fight has been postponed but at least the show will still go on in November. The delay also gives me time to prepare more thoroughly for the light-welterweight division.

“I will be staying in the gym preparing for this fight and working to build myself up and get in shape for the higher weight division.”

Although it hasn’t been decided what title belt Limond and Salita will contest, their fight will be over twelve rounds for one of the light-welterweight division’s vacant straps, giving the 29-year-old from Garthamlock the opportunity to add to his EU super-featherweight, Celtic super-featherweight, Commonwealth lightweight and IBO Intercontinental lightweight titles to become a three-division champion.

Limond added: “Salita looks like a good fighter going by the footage I have seen so far. I’m going to have to be on top of my game to pull this one off. I’m also looking forward to hopefully winning another title so I can say that I have won titles in three different weight divisions.”

Article posted on 22.07.2008

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