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Joe Calzaghe: I Don't Want To Get Arrested!

21.09.06 - Double World Champion Joe Calzaghe fears he could be arrested if Jeff Lacy gets his wish of rematch against the worlds number one super-middleweight! The undefeated Welshman gave the mouthy American a boxing master class lesson in March when he put on one of the finest ring displays ever by a British boxer to unify the WBO and IBF world titles. Lacy will have his first fight since that drubbing in December at his hometown of Tampa, Florida, on the Winky Wright vs. Ike Quartey card and wants a rematch with Calzaghe after he's had a few more fights..

A bemused Calzaghe, who is preparing to defend his titles against Sakio Bika at the M.E.N Arena on Saturday 14th October, said, "Is this guy crazy or is he still concussed?"

"I can give Lacy 1006 good reason why he should not get a rematch against me because that's the number of times I landed with punches on the night and I can count the number of times he caught me on one hand - four,"

"Lacy will never be the same fighter again after the one-sided beating I gave him and how can he call for a rematch when the first fight wasn't even close or controversial, the only controversy is why his corner didn't pull him out of the fight sooner,"

He added, "If Lacy gets in the ring with me again I'm scared I will get arrested for aggravated assault!"

"Anyway, it's his buddies in Florida that I'm gunning for Winky Wright and Antonio Tarver who are both on the run from me, the only way I'll get them in the ring is if a bounty hunter manages to catch 'em!"

US TV giants HBO will televise Calzaghe's title defence against Bika on the 'Boxing After Dark" series at 11 P.M. ET/PT and in the UK, ITV1 will broadcast the fight live.

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Article posted on 21.09.2006



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