News November 2007

24.11.07 Calzaghe blasts Hopkins...

Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe has hit out at claims from the Bernard Hopkins camp that their fighter should meet the winner of the bout between Roy Jones and Felix Trinidad rather than the undisputed super middleweight champion.

Nazim Richards has urged his man to duck the Calzaghe fight, much to the Welsh star's annoyance.

"I feel quite angry that they've said fighting the winner of Roy Jones v Felix Trinidad is bigger than fighting me," Calzaghe said.

"Jones has been knocked out three times and Trinidad keeps retiring, so how they think that's a bigger fight I don't know. I think Hopkins' trainer is just scared his man will lose.

"I throw a thousand punches a fight. I'm younger and fitter and I can't see how he can possibly beat me. I think his people know that.

"He (Hopkins) chickened out of a fight with me six years ago and it seems he's doing it again."

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