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Calzaghe vs Manfredo March 3rd in Cardiff

NEW YORK, NY (November 22, 2006) -- Boxing's longest-reigning world champion, JOE CALZAGHE, and PETER MANFREDO, Jr., runner-up on the first season of "The Contender" on NBC (the second season was televised on ESPN) and aired in 100 countries, will host a news conference announcing their super middleweight title tilt, Next Tuesday November 28, at the Hotel Gansevoort, located in New York's Meatpacking District. Joining Calzaghe and Manfredo at the news conference will be five-division world champion SUGAR RAY LEONARD, London-based promoter Frank Warren, pioneering reality TV producer Mark Burnett, and Jeff Wald, an executive producer of "The Contender." ..

Promoted by Sports Network, in association with The Tournament of Contenders, Calzaghe-Manfredo will take place Saturday, March 3 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. HBO World Championship Boxing will broadcast it in the United States.

Calzaghe (42-0, 31 KOs), from Newbridge, Wales, has successfully defended his world title 19 times -- sixth-best on the all-time list -- since winning it in 1997. Manfredo Jr. (26-3, 12 KOs), from Providence, RI, a former NABO champion, boasts career-high world ratings, ranked No 7 by the World Boxing Organization and No. 8 by the World Boxing Council.

Article posted on 23.11.2006



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