An Open Letter To Calzaghe & Boxing Fans

12.09.05 - By Evans Ashira: I want to use this opportunity to thank my promoter, Don King and all the boxing fans who came out for my fight with WBO Super Middleweight Champion Joe Calzaghe in Wales. I made it back home safely. I think the fans got their worth of their money but I want you all to know that what I read in the media about Calzaghe hurting his hand is not true. He's trying to make excuses, so I want the public to know the truth..

I want you all to go back to that fight tape, watch it and be the judge. Who was really hurt? I was, I injured my right shoulder in the fourth round when I tried to hit him with an uppercut but I ended up hitting his elbow so I pulled my right shoulder. I fought with one hand, my left, throughout the rest of the fight.

Now, Joe Calzaghe and his people are claiming he hurt his hands, that's BS. I don't think so, this maybe is a way to avoid Jeff Lacy. If he thinks he beat me with one hand, lets do it again. This time somebody will get knocked out. Calzaghe never hurt me once in the fight, I was just moving fine but I couldn't use my right and he's a southpaw. He was disappointed by his performance, he told the world he would knock me out but he was hitting me behind my head and just trying to survive. I was the one fighting with one hand go check out the tape, I did my best with one hand and I'll be back soon. Thank you all for your support!

"The African Warrior" Evans Ashira Oure

Former IBF Intercontinental Middleweight champion

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