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Woods-Hoye For the IBF Title.

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Rico Hoye's recent SD victory over Montell Griffin
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Light heavyweight boxer Clinton Woods, from the 'steel city' of Sheffield in England is set to face Rico Hoye of Detroit, Michigan, USA. It has been decreed that the fight will be contested for the now vacant IBF light heavyweight title recently discarded by Glen Johnson, the former Woods' conqueror who gave up the title to be able to fight Antonio Tarver later this year. The fight will be

Woods's fourth crack at a world championships after bringing Johnson to Sheffield twice and before that, losing to Roy Jones Jr. in six rounds back in 2002. Hoye recently defeated former champion Montell Griffin to secure his place as mandatory challenger for the IBF belt and now, his chance comes against Woods to become a world champion for the first time at age thirty. A site has yet to be determined for the fight so stay tuned to saddoboxing.com for developments as they occur in this story.

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