Punxsutanwney Phil Predicts Calzaghe Has Just Four More Weeks As Champ!

02.02.06 - PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA (Groundhog Day) -- At sunrise this morning, Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, emerged from his burrow at Gobbler's Knob, wearing a Jeff 'Left Hook' Lacy t-shirt, and proclaimed that undefeated WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe's reign as world champion would last only four more weeks. (There was a brief debate on whether Phil was holding up four fingers to symbolize his prediction or merely waving, since he only has four digits on his little paw.)

"There isn't a shadow of a doubt that Jeff Lacy is going to knockout Joe Calzaghe when they meet on March 4," stated Phil in his native Groundhogese. "I also predict a long world title reign for Jeff Lacy, not only as undisputed super middleweight, but as a light heavyweight champion and beyond!"

"Calzaghe has seen the shadows of what will be," said Punxsutawney Phyllis, the wife of the world's most famous marmot meteorologist. "We know it will be a great fight, which is why Phil has predicted only four more weeks of winter in the super middleweight division," she concluded, before scurrying off to let the cable TV technician in to install SHOWTIME.

With a combined professional record of 61-0 (48 KOs), and a victory by knockout percentage of 78.6%, Lacy, 21-0 (17 KOs), from St. Petersburg, FL, and Calzaghe, 40-0 (31 KOs), from Newbridge, Wales, are headed to the division’s biggest showdown since Roy Jones, Jr. and James Toney rumbled in 1994.

Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC and Frank Warren’s Sports Network, the Lacy-Calzaghe world super middleweight championship fight will be televised live on SHOWTIME at 9 PM ET/PT (delayed on the west coast), Saturday, March 4, from the MEN Arena in Manchester, England (2 AM Manchester time.)

Article posted on 02.02.2006

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