Frank Warren: Do you want Calzaghe, Roy?

02.08.06 - By Mark Pickering: Frank Warren has declared that WBO/IBO Super Middleweight Champion Joe Calzaghe would welcome a showdown with Roy Jones Jr. after the four-time world champion outpointed Prince Badi Ajamu on Saturday. Jones, 37, posted his 50th career win in a one-sided clinic in Boise, Idaho, to end a run of three defeats and temporarily silence his detractors. The American announced in his post-fight interview that he’s targeting a shot at Calzaghe, which the Welshman’s camp promptly responded too..

“If he does want to carry on fighting, then a meeting with Calzaghe makes sense and I'd be very interested in promoting it,” said Warren.

The Pride Of Wales was expected to face Jones at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, in July but the fight did not materialise due to the American’s financial demands and Calzaghe being forced off his homecoming card with a recurrence of his hand injury sustained against Evans Ashira in September.

"If he is serious, all Jones has to do is pick up the phone and get in contact, and then we can talk."

While Calzaghe is forecasted to defend his super-middleweight titles later this year, a bout with Jones would assumably be contested at light-heavyweight forcing him to step up for the first time in his professional career. .

Alternatively, the double champion may entertain the option of fighting the winner of September 2nd’s IBF light-heavyweight clash between Glen Johnson and Sheffield, England’s Clinton Woods at the Bolton Arena.

Article posted on 03.08.2006

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