|WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe of Wales celebrated the latest successful defense of his title, a points win over Egyptian Kabary Salem by signing a new contract that will keep him with promoter Frank Warren for the forseeable future.|
Calzaghe has long yearned to test his skills and power in the light heavyweight division and was set to do so earlier this year against the IBF champion at that weight, US based Jamaican, Glen Johnson. However, Calzaghe had to endure a double dose of misfortune after being ruled out of the Johnson fight and having to watch Johnson step up and knock out Roy Jones Jr. this past September. Latest developments have seen Johnson sign to fight fellow Roy Jones conqueror Antonio Tarver in the true battle for the light heavyweight crown, leaving Calzaghe in the shadows once again. Calzaghe could save face by engaging newly crowned IBF super middleweight champion, America's Jeff Lacy in a unification fight that would be a headline affair on either side of the Atlantic. Stay tuned to saddoboxing.com for developments as they happen.