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 II...in 2011?