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Joe Calzaghe vs Richie Woodhall

Joe Calzaghe vs Richie Woodhall

Date: 16th December 2000

Venue: Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire, UK

Title: WBO World Super-middleweight Title

Promoter: Frank Warren

Tv: Sky Sports

Joe Calzaghe
( 29 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 167 3/4 lbs

Richie Woodhall
( 26 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 167 1/2 lbs

Making the 7th defence of his WBO World Super-middleweight crown, Welshman Calzaghe came up against former WBC boss Richie Woodhall, a bronze medallist from the 1988 Seoul summer Olympic games and a consummate professional.

Although Calzaghe made a great start, rocking the challenger in the 1st round, Woodhall kept Joe honest right up until the end, winning rounds with his stiff jab and excellent footwork.

As the rounds went by Calzaghe's pace seemed to drain Woodhall's resolve until he was knocked down in the 9th round and when the champion drove Woodhall to the ropes at the start of the 10th round referee Roy Francis jumped in to stop the fight as the brave challenger was taking a shellacking on the ropes.

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Joe Calzaghe vs Richie Woodhall

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