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Shocker: Calzaghe cooling retirement talk, wants to move back to 168

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Allsport_joe_calzaghe_802862_medium In a piece of news that I'm sure will stun you all, current light heavyweight/super middleweight world champion Joe Calzaghe is backing off of retirement talk, and holding on to at least his WBO super middleweight title (the one he's defended forever) while considering a move back down to 168 pounds after his September fight with Roy Jones, Jr.

And who's the potential opponent? Duh:

“There is no way I am going to give up my WBO title,” Calzaghe said. “I do not have a mandatory [challenger] at the moment, so I do not have to defend my title. If I beat Jones, I might move back down to super-middleweight to face Kelly Pavlik.”

Never, ever, ever take a boxer without a bucket of salt when the word "retirement" approaches. Who's ready for Floyd-Oscar 2011?

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